Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Excavation underway to find more about our Thames Valley ancestors
AN excavation on the town's earliest known settlement began this week as the Marlow Archaeological Society (MAS) attempted to find out more about our ancestors in the Thames Valley.

The dig began on Tuesday in Low Grounds Farm in the Harleyford Estate where Marlow's first ever residents lived at a time when the rest of the town was just a lake.

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The site was once several islands and is a late Neolithic to Bronze Age settlement (3000 - 800 BC) known to include a mortuary enclosure and a barrow cemetery.