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Heathrow reveals historic legacy

Heathrow reveals historic legacy
trefwoorden: London - Heathrow - middeleeuwen - bronstijd - ijzertijd
An archaeological dig at the site of the new Terminal 5 building at Heathrow Airport has provided a unique insight into 8,000 years of human history.
About 80,000 objects have been unearthed at the 250-acre site, including pottery and flint.
A team of 80 archaeologists have spent more than 15 months working on the site and traced how the communities and landscape around Heathrow has changed.
The project was the largest single archaeological dig in the UK in terms of the area excavated and the numbers of archaeologists employed.
Evidence showed that the first permanent settlement was in the Bronze Age (2,400BC to 700BC).
By the Iron Age (700BC to 43AD) a small village had appeared but that settlement died out at the end of the Roman era.
Another one grew up in the 12th Century.

Lees verder bij: BBC News (17 juli 2003)