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19 November 2012
Nunnery dig in Britain uncovers Bronze Age arrowhead

An archaeology dig at a medieval nunnery in Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) has unearthed a 4,000-year-old Bronze Age arrowhead. The five-week dig by the Archaeology of East Oxford Community Project - Archeox - also revealed prehistoric worked flints, medieval and roman pottery.
     The excavation at Littlemore Priory was a collaboration between volunteers and the University of Oxford. More than 500 volunteers gave up their free time to take part in the project near the Kassam Stadium.
     Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, said: "It is so important that the university and the local community maintain an active and close relationship. "The fascinating discoveries of the excavation are testament to what can happen when town and gown work together."
     Archeox is hosted by Oxford University's department for continuing education and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Edited from BBC News (9 November 2012)

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