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Subway Excavation Continues in London

Thursday, August 08, 2013

(Courtesy Crossrail)LONDON, ENGLAND—Archaeologists working on the Crossrail subway project continue to find evidence of how Londoners have lived for thousands of years. In southeast London, 150 pieces of flint have been uncovered at a Mesolithic tool-making site along the River Thames. River pebbles were processed here as part of the first stage of the tool-making process. A Roman road, and a sixteenth-century gold coin that may have been worn as a sequin or a pendant has been found near the Liverpool Street station. Archaeologists are also preparing to excavate a burial ground containing thousands of bodies at this site.