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Southwest England was scene of prehistoric gold rush, new research says
By David Keys
The Independent, London
Thursday, June 4, 2015
New archaeological research is revealing that southwest Britain was the scene of a prehistoric gold rush.
A detailed analysis of some of Western Europe's most beautiful gold artifacts suggests that Cornwall was a miniature Klondyke in the Early Bronze Age.
Geological estimates now indicate that up to 200 kilos of gold, worth in modern terms almost L5 million, was extracted in the Early Bronze Age from Cornwall and West Devon's rivers -- mainly between the 22nd and 17th centuries BC. ...
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