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Bronze Age finds at A38 bypass
Fragments of Bronze Age pottery found at the site
It is the first time prehistoric finds have been recorded in the area
Bronze Age pottery and tools have been unearthed by archaeologists working on the site of a new bypass in Cornwall.

AC Archaeologists are carrying out excavations before the main work starts on the A38 Dobwalls bypass.

Workers discovered flint tools and waste flakes. Fragments of pottery dating back 4,000 years were also found under a mound of stones.

Archaeologist John Hawkes said it was the first time prehistoric finds had been recorded in the area.

The pottery fragments have been taken to AC Archaeology's offices in Wiltshire where they will be assessed and analysed, along with any other finds at the site.

The results of the analysis will be published in Cornwall's archaeological records after the end of the bypass work in September 2008.

Archaeologists will continue to monitor the construction works throughout the scheme.

Work on the 3km (1.5m) bypass is due to be completed by September 2008.

The 36m dual carriageway bypass is being built to reduce through traffic in Dobwalls by 90%.

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