New dig to start in 2024 at mammoth graveyard near Swindon

2023-09-07 13:34:48  • 2 mins

By Clara Bullock & Jonathan Holmes

BBC News

A new dig is due to start at a mammoth graveyard that featured in a David Attenborough documentary.

New excavation work will begin early in 2024 at the quarry near Swindon, where remains of multiple steppe mammoths were found in 2019.

It was one of the UK's most significant Palaeolithic finds.

Steppe mammoths were an ancestor of the Woolly mammoth, and this site is believed to date back to between 210,000 to 220,000 years ago..

Peter Andrew, group director of Hills Quarry Products, the company which owns the quarry, said: "It's incredibly significant, in 2019 we found evidence of Steppe mammoths, by the way of tusks and bones.

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