First Bronze Age settlement found at sewage works (UK)

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THE first evidence of a Bronze Age settlement in Dewsbury has been uncovered at a sewage works in Earlsheaton.

The dig, which is being carried out at the Mitchell Laithes water treatment works on Headland Lane, has uncovered a possible burial ground, called a barrow, and items thought to date back to Roman times.

One item archaeologists uncovered was a pot thought to contain human ashes, which is believed to be about 3,500 years old.

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