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Floods uncover archaeological sites in England


A volunteer army has been put together to examine archaeological sites uncovered by storms and flooding in Britain.

The volunteers will be trained to help record information and use a web-based system to co-ordinate information on finds.

Every storm and flood tide of this long winter has washed archaeology out of thousands of sites around the British coastline. Medieval bones and stone age cooking pots have tumbled out of crumbling cliffs, Anglo-Saxon jetties have been scoured bare on the river Thames, and previously unknown shipwrecks have been revealed at sites including Dymchurch in Kent and Newquay in Cornwall.

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Story: Maev Kennedy, The Guardian | Photo: FLPA/Alamy

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