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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Iron Age mystery may be solved

From EDP 24. VICTORIA NICHOLLS. Date: 04/06/2009:

Archaeologists will return to a 2,000-year-old site on Beccles marshes this summer in a bid to finally unravel the mystery behind it.

A team of students from Birmingham University will spend three weeks excavating on the iron-age site just outside the town.

Three long rows of wooden posts inserted into the ground were unearthed while flood defence work was being carried out on the marshes in 2006.

The purpose of the timber posts, which have been preserved in excellent condition in peat and run parallel to the river at one point but veer off towards the town across the marshes, has left archaeologists scratching their heads.

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