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Airlift restores ancient Cornish barrow

Airlift restores ancient Cornish barrow
trefwoorden: UK - Cornwall - Barrow - bronstijd
50 tonnes of headland soil were airlifted onto Trevalgue Head (Porth Island), near Newquay (England), to repair the wear and tear on a Bronze Age barrow.
The barrow, one of many along the North Cornwall coast, has suffered from natural erosion and from the impact of visitors who come to enjoy the spectacular views. The number of sites in the region shows the importance of the whole area in the Bronze Age. Porth Island is joined to the mainland by a narrow footbridge. Transporting the quantity of material onto the headland without the help of 771 Naval Air Squadron, based at Culdrose, would have been impossible.

Lees verder bij: Stone Pages (6 november 2003)