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Monday, 25 August 2014

Guernsey's Iron Age dig 'secret' to stop metal detector users

Archaeologists digging at an Iron Age settlement are keeping the location a secret in a bid to stop people with metal detectors spoiling the site.

The settlement in Guernsey dates back 2,000 years and it is thought mostly pottery will be found.

Archaeologist Dr Phil de Jersey said keeping it a secret gave them a "head start".

He added there had been a "growing problem" with people using metal detectors on land without permission.

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Row over bones discovery

THE search which discovered bones in a Roman copper mine on the Powys border may have been done illegally.

Human bones were discovered last week in the old mine at Llanymynech Caves as a result of metal detector activity.

The bones are currently being investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police forensic experts.

Now a top regional archaeologist is claiming that it was illegal to use metal detectors on the site during the discovery.

Chris Martin, head of curatorial services at Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, says that the site is labelled a ‘scheduled ancient monument site’ by the Welsh Government's historic environment service (Cadw) meaning no metal detecting should have taken place or digging done without permission.

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