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Ancient history damaged by farmers

Ancient history damaged by farmers
trefwoorden: ploegen - vernielingen - steentijd- romeinen - middeleeuwen
Thousands of archaeological sites are being damaged by farmers, English Heritage has warned.
Ploughs had damaged or destroyed valuable sites, including Neolithic long barrows, Roman villas, Anglo-Saxon cemeteries and medieval field systems.
English Heritage wants for a new strategy to protect sites but said farmers were not to blame.
"They have only been doing what society has asked and agricultural policy has dictated," said chief executive Simon Thurley.
"Modern intensive ploughing has arguably done more damage in six decades than traditional agriculture did in the preceding six centuries."

Lees verder in: BBC News (25 juli 2003)