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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.


Follow Our Discoveries LIVE

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


Visit Our Pop-Up Museum

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


How The Project Came About

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


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.


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.

Archaeology / In Your Hands