Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

BRONZE BEAUTY

News

Ancient artefacts discovered during construction of an 11km pipeline between Foreness Point at Margate and Weatherlees Hill near Sandwich, Kent are currently being studied by scientists wanting to learn more about Stone Age life in Thanet.

Wessex Archaeology project manager Jörn Schuster said: 'The discoveries come from all periods. From the Bronze Age, about 3,000 years ago, we have a hoard of bronze axes.

From Roman times, there are a number of burials, including some cremations. One interesting find from the medieval period, dating to the 11th and 12th centuries, is a bakery.' The artefacts were discovered during construction of Southern Water's £80M wastewater treatment scheme. The scheme involves one pipeline transferring wastewater from Foreness Point to a new treatment works at Weatherlees, where it will go through several cleaning processes, including ultra violet disinfection. Treated water will then be transferred back to Foreness Point along a second pipeline before being discharged 1.9km out to sea via a long sea outfall.

Southern Water project manager Keith Jeffery, said of the nd: 'The teams worked closely with us, which meant we were able to avoid any delays in the programme.'

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.