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Lockdown sparks back garden finds of archaeological value

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Lockdown has sparked a spate of archaeological finds – from Neolithic arrowheads to post-Medieval belt hooks – in back gardens.

Experts have urged gardeners not to feel embarrassed about checking whether their discoveries are significant.

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“I’ve seen some tobacco pipes, some pieces of pottery and even prehistoric flint tools found in people’s gardens.”

Michael Lewis, head of portable antiquities and treasure at the British Museum, said: “During the period of total lockdown, a number of garden finds have come to light as people have been digging their gardens whilst off work or unable to go out.”

 Some examples include - snake-like strap fitting found in Herefordshire garden:

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Sandstone rock with Ogham script:

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Neolithic arrowheads:

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Source: https://www.newschain.uk/news/lockdown-sparks-archaeological-finds-back-gardens-211

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I love archeology I went to a summer program once for it, lets say I prefer underwater archeology. I cant be sweating under the sun trowling the day away. A lot of work but fun if you make some discoveries. 

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KNJ

The fact that this just happens around the UK/Europe all the time :saladga:

The way I dreamed of finding a dinosaur bone in my backyard 😂

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19 minutes ago, KNJ said:

The fact that this just happens around the UK/Europe all the time :saladga:

The way I dreamed of finding a dinosaur bone in my backyard 😂

At least ur not like me.

 

When I was a kid I used to dig really deep holes hoping I'd dig deep enough for lava to come out :lmao:

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1 minute ago, Economy said:

At least ur not like me.

 

When I was a kid I used to dig really deep holes hoping I'd dig deep enough for lava to come out :lmao:

BYE ME TOO

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bionic

By the end of the year someone will uncover artefacts that prove Joseph Smith and the Mormons were right all along

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