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Archaeological dig to hunt for castle origins

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: July 08, 2013

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An archaeological dig is to take place in a Cornwall park this month in the hope of discovering more about the castle that once stood there.

Organised by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project, the five-day event in Castle Park, Liskeard, will run from July15-19.

Organisers hope the project could uncover hidden treasures such as Roman forts, Iron Age hill forts, or Bronze Age cairns.

Project officer Iain Rowe said preparations for the dig are well under way.

He said: "We have identified plenty of historic stone reused in the walls surrounding both the church and Castle Park."

"And we will have an expert on site during the week who will be able to identify if they belonged to the castle or the church. Plus geologist Calum Beeson will be around all week and will be able to tell us about the source of these stones and also will be running daily geology workshops."

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