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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

The route to history

At least one burial mound and evidence of a prehistoric landscape have been uncovered during advance archaeological work ahead of building the new £84 million Weymouth relief road.

Two diggers and two 25-tonne dumper trucks have been working to strip away nearly 30,000 square metres of top soil at Ridgeway to reveal possible archaeological features in the chalk landscape.

Dorset County Council environment director Miles Butler said: “Progress has been good on the advance archaeological works.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Wednesday 12th November 2008

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