Moles unearth Roman artefacts at Epiacum’s ancient fort

I just love this article from BBC news.

Since the Roman fort at¬†Epiacum has been declared a monument, archaeologists have Screen Shot 2013-05-06 at 2.33.32 PMbeen unable to excavate and recover the treasure known to be buried there. However, as BBC news reports, “Moles, however, pay no heed to the land’s protected status.¬†The velvety creatures have not only been digging up the earth, but doing their bit for archaeology by inadvertently pushing ancient objects to the surface.”

This signals a possible step forward in archaeology: can’t excavate a site? BRING IN THE MOLES!

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