AN archaeological dig will be carried out on the route of the A66 Temple Sowerby bypass.
Work on the £23 million bypass is due to start in the summer but may be delayed if remains are found in the dig.
A hi-tech survey has been carried out to detect underground features which indicate walls, ditches or the remains of homes.
The new bypass is designed to remove 95 per cent of traffic from the village, improving safety and reducing noise from 15,000 vehicles a day.
David Cochrane, project manager for the Highways Agency, said: “We know the area has a long and interesting history, for example there is a Roman milestone near the east end of the village, so we wait with interest to see what might be found.”
About 70 trenches will be dug by Oxford Archaeology North over a four week period. They will consult the county council’s archaeologists to decide what should happen to the finds.
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Beheaded skeletons found in tombs
Two skeletons without skulls, buried together in the same tomb, have bewildered archeologists in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, who are trying to uncover the centuries-old mystery.
Though headless, the skeletons were otherwise well-preserved, said Ma Fenglei, an archeologist with the Chifeng City Museum who headed the excavation. "Even the copper bracelets and rings they wore remain intact," he said.
It was one of the 13 tombs recently discovered in Songshan Mountain on the city's outskirts. The other 12 tombs contained just one human skeleton each, Ma said.
Archeologists, History Buffs, Homeowners Swap Ideas On Preserving Our Past
For the rest of the week, archeologists, historians and anyone interested in protecting our past are gathering for an annual conference. There'll be sessions to help homeowners, like Annette Campbell, who's doing her own projects in the Presidio Neighborhood.
"This keeps a little piece of our history that we get to share with generations after us," said Campbell.
It's all worth it, she says, even though it takes hard work and patience.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND IRON AGE REMAINS
A brooch dating back more than 2,000 years has been discovered in a field which will soon be a rugby pitch for students in Truro.
A team of archaeologists have uncovered the remains of two Iron Age settlements buried below the Truro College playing field which will soon be shared with pupils from the new Richard Lander School.
The team from Cornwall County Council's Historic Environment Service (HES), led by James Gossip, is currently carrying out an archaeological excavation at the playing fields in advance of construction work for the new Fal Building at the college.
It is the biggest unenclosed settlement found in Cornwall and the work is being funded by Truro College.
Not much for now. The weekly EEF news will be out later on and we may get to blog that.