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19 October 2008
Dig in Somerset could unearth Bronze Age items

Archaeologists are hoping to unearth evidence of what it was like to live in the area 4,000 years ago. They started archaeological works on land adjacent to Cambria Farm and are due to be there six weeks. The dig is in readiness for the construction of Taunton's second park and ride site, which is scheduled to start in January.
     Steve Membery, Somerset County Council's archaeologist, said: "Some interesting finds including Bronze Age flint tools were found on the site during investigations last year. The excavations will ensure that all evidence of prehistoric activity is fully recorded and understood. Sites such as this supply us with clues about the life of prehistoric people in the local area 4,000 years ago."  Cllr Tony Shire, the council's portfolio holder for highways, said the authority was still awaiting the outcome of a public inquiry into the park and ride scheme.

Source: Somerset County Gazette (16 October 2008)

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