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Archaeology dig by heritage project

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: July 03, 2013

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AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL dig will take place at Castle Park in Liskeard this month in the hope of discovering more about the castle that once stood there.

Organised by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project (CHAHP), the five-day event will start on Monday, July 15 and end on Friday, July 19.

Organisers hope the project could uncover hidden treasures such as Roman forts, Iron Age hill forts, or Bronze Age cairns.

Iain Rowe, project officer at CHAHP, said preparations for the dig are well under way.

"We have identified plenty of historic stone reused in the walls surrounding both the church and Castle Park," he said.

"And we will have an expert on site during the week who will be able to identify if they belonged to the castle or the church.

"Plus geologist Calum Beeson will be around all week and will be able to tell us about the source of these stones and also will be running daily geology workshops."

Mr Rowe said the team are excited about the dig and are hopeful about the discoveries they may find.

He added: "I think we have the makings of a great project."

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