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Project to uncover Island's prehistoric past

Archaeological dig aims to discover secrets of round mounds

A month-long archaeological dig in the west is hoping to uncover some of the secrets of the Island's prehistoric past.

The Round Mound Isle of Man project, which involves excavating earthen mounds over human burial sites from the early Bronze Age, was started in 2016 with the support of Manx National Heritage.

Led by lecturer in later prehistory at the University of Leicester Dr Rachel Crellin, the team last year uncovered cremated human remains on the site above Kirk Michael.

And there are ambitions to discover more about the area's history this year, as Dr Crellin explains.

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