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Ancient history finds at major housing site




Clockwise from left: A decorated jet stone from the Bronze Age; evidence of a potential ancient burial monument from the late Neolithic/early Bronze age; a cremation deposit from the early to middle Bronze Age
Clockwise from left: A decorated jet stone from the Bronze Age; evidence of a potential ancient burial monument from the late Neolithic/early Bronze age; a cremation deposit from the early to middle Bronze Age

Archaeological artefacts of national significance, dating back to the Neolithic period, have been uncovered at the site of a major housing project.

Developers Urban&Civic invited a team of experts from Oxford Archaeology North to lead extensive excavations at the site of its Middlebeck development in Newark.

The company also asked local community and history groups, including the Newark and Nottingham Young Archaeologist Clubs and Farndon Archaeological Research Investigations, to undertake excavation visits.


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