I just love this article from BBC news.
Since the Roman fort at Epiacum has been declared a monument, archaeologists have been 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!