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26 July 2010
British Volunteers win archaeology prize

The British Museum hosted amateur archaeologists from the Peak District in Derbyshire (England) for the British Archaeological Awards. The Longstone Local History Group began excavation of an iron-age fort in 2009, after funding for the project was awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The dig was supervised by professional scientists from Archaeological Research Services, but the volunteers carried out most of the work. They discovered the skeleton of a pregnant woman under a collapsed rampart, unusual for a military site. The project recently received addition funding for continued excavation.

Source: Yorkshire Post (21 June 2010)

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