• Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Europe’s Largest Archaeological Dig Begins on HS2 route

Given the historical significance of the sites, HS2 will be engaging over 1,000 archaeologists to ensure that it carry out the works to a professional standard while leaving a lasting legacy of skills and apprenticeships as well as new discoveries (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Archaeologists on the HS2 project in the UK have begun work on Europe’s largest archaeological dig, exploring over 10,000 years of British history along the 150-mile route from London to the West Midlands. Over 1,000 archaeologists set to explore 10,000 years of British history across more than 60 separate sites, Neolithic tools, medieval pottery and Victorian time capsules already discovered, said High Speed Two (HS2) Limited in a statement. As part of HS2’s enabling works, over the next two years, more than 1,000 archaeologists, specialists, scientists and conservators from across the UK will be exploring and recording over 60 archaeological…

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