Excavations at Heathrow Airport Unearth 8,000 Years of History

80 archaeologists working on the site of Heathrow's new Terminal 5 have discovered 80,000 artifacts dating as far back as 6,000 BCE. During the 15 months of excavation on Terminal 5, over 80,000 objects were discovered in the largest single dig in UK history. The artifacts included thousands of pieces of pottery, flint and the only known wooden bowl from the Middle Bronze Age. Evidence of settlements in the area dated from the Stone Age, through Roman times and ultimately to the 12th century.

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