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Survey to reveal more about history of the Lakes

Posted 21 October 2011
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Survey to reveal more about history of the Lakes
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Those who like to go walking in the Lake District could be about to see the area in a new light, after the publication of the results of a study into its prehistory.

On October 30th, the findings of an eight-year research project by Lancaster University will be presented in Keswick, which will reveal more about life and events on the prehistoric uplands of the national park, as well as other parts of the UK.

The national park authority noted that the survey found many previously undiscovered Neolithic stone axe factories in the central area of the national park and a range of bronze age features in the western fells.

National park archaeologist John Hodgson said: "The British uplands have a rich prehistoric archaeology including the remains of settlement and agriculture and ritual landscapes of standing stones, stone rows, stone circles and burial cairns."

The findings will compare discoveries in the Lake District with those in Dartmoor and Snowdonia.

Existing well-known ancient sites include the 4,000-year-old axe factory above Great Langdale and the Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick.
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