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Bronze Age burial mounds to be excavated

Work has begun to excavate three Bronze Age burial mounds in Dorset before they are lost forever to erosion.

It is hoped the current excavation will uncover more about the people who originally built them.

Martin Papworth, a National Trust archaeologist, said: “These Bronze Age round barrows are important features of the landscape of Dorset and have a valuable story to tell, but the archaeological information contained in these burial mounds can only be preserved through excavation and record.”

All five burial mounds are expected to be lost through cliff collapses in the next 50 years.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: National Trust

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