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Railroad Project Excavates London's Past

Thursday, December 27, 2012

LONDON—In London, 100 archaeologists have been digging ahead of a massive railroad construction project. They have unearthed skeletons, a Bronze Age track, an ironworks along the Thames, a ship building company, and a tannery. Next year, they will explore an area that was outside the city walls of Roman London, and a Bronze Age settlement. “The project has allowed us to dig so many holes across so many parts of London. It’s about filling information gaps, finding out about stuff we didn’t know before and making all the details we had in the past, clearer,” said Jay Carver, head of the project.