Hurlers stone circles pathway uncovered
|The dig was a community archaeological project with local people and|
enthusiasts helping the experts [Credit: BBC]
The 4,000-year-old pavement has been described as "unique" by archaeologists. They hope it will give a better understanding of early civilisations.
The causeway was first uncovered more than 70 years ago, when workmen stabilised the site and re-erected a number of stones.
But its existence only came to light again when Cornish archaeologist, Jacky Nowakowski, found a reference to it in an unpublished report from the Ministry of Works' excavation of the Hurlers.
The Hurlers are a close grouping of three late Neolithic or early Bronze Age stone circles.
The excavation is part of a wider project organised by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project called "Mapping the Sun".
The dig will be led by a team from Cornwall Council's historic environment department. After seven days of digging, the pavement will be re-covered to protect and preserve it.
Source: BBC News Network [September 24, 2013]