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Monday, 25 August 2014

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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