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18 July 2011
Dig starts at Bronze Age roundhouse on Dartmoor

A team of archaeologists are to start excavating a Bronze Age roundhouse on Dartmoor (south Devon, England). The dig in Bellever will explore the entrance and exterior of the home. Previous excavations revealed that the round house owners were pastoral farmers and uncovered a paved stone floor, post holes which would have supported a roof and more than 150 shards of pottery. Fragments of burnt oak have also been analysed revealing it was occupied for about 400 years, from 1,600 BCE.

Edited from BBC News (17 July 2011)

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