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Last Updated: Thursday, 1 September 2005, 06:07 GMT 07:07 UK
Bronze Age dig's finds revealed
Archaeologists who have been working on one of the UK's largest Bronze Age digs of the summer are set to reveal their discoveries on Thursday.

Up to 100 people have been busy working the Allen Valley site in Dorset with archaeologists from Bournemouth University since early August.

They are uncovering a series of ancient barrow cemeteries.

The area has one of the densest concentrations of prehistoric monuments in north-west Europe.

"Parts of the Cranborne Chase remain little understood, and the Allen Valley is potentially one of the most interesting of them," said Professor John Gale, of the university.

"Investigations at the site are revealing much important information.

"In 2003 we recovered the remains of a cremated infant within an urn that had barely survived."


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