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Barrowed Time

How the project came about, and what we’ve found so far

What is a Bronze Age Barrow?

These huge monuments are one of the most distinctive features of Britain's prehistoric landscape, and we're investigating two in North West England.

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Follow Our Discoveries LIVE

From excavation to laboratory, you can stay up-to-date with everything we find on the dig timeline.

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Visit Our Pop-Up Museum

The Lancaster Hoard is on display in Lancaster for the duration of the dig.

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How The Project Came About

It all started when metal detectorists discovered two Bronze Age treasure hoards within a few miles of each other.

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What We've Found So Far

Careful and scientific excavation is starting to reveal some surprising detail about Bronze Age life in North West England.

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What We Still Want To Find

There's plenty left to find out about the people who lived in the North West over 4,000 years ago.

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