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Oven chips threat to relics

Oven chips threat to relics
trefwoorden: England - 4.000 BCE - nederzetting
One of Britain's most important archaeological finds is under threat - from North Yorkshire potato farmers.
Scientists have discovered a vast area of buried buildings and villages spanning 6,000 years, under fields at West Heslerton, near Malton in North Yorkshire.
But the land is used by farmers who are being urged to start digging it up to plant potatoes for the nearby McCain chips factory.
"This is the archaeological equivalent of finding the Domesday Book, then having it burned before your eyes before having a chance to open it," said English Heritage chief archaelogiost David Miles.

Lees verder bij: BBC News (17 november 2003)