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Homeless people to help with archaeological excavation in Bristol

A team of homeless people are aiding in an archaeological excavation on “Turbo Island”, Bristol.

Mr Schofield said a host of stories were attached to the traffic island including that it is the site of a bombed WWII building; that it was once a “Speaker’s Corner”; and that it was “where pirates were hanged”.

He added: “It doesn’t matter whether these stories of Turbo Island are true – we are more interested by how many people were keen to tell us its history.

“Places that matter to homeless people and those who have a marginalised existence in society are significant in their own right.”

Ms Kiddey added: “Using conventional archaeological methods to understand modern culture is both fascinating and socially relevant.”

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