See 6,000-Year-Old Artifacts

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Where: London
Heathrow Airport
, Newall Road, Heathrow Academy

Details: During the recent construction of Terminal 5, a team of 80
archaeologists scoured approximately 250 acres around Heathrow—the U.K.’s largest
single-site dig—and excavated more than 80,000 artifacts dating back to the Mesolithic Age
(circa 6000 B.C.). Among the findings were a hand axe (circa 3000 B.C.) and the only wooden bowl
that has ever been found from the Middle Bronze Age (circa 1500 B.C.–1100 B.C.). Stop in
here—or at the Museum of London—to see what was unearthed.

For more attractions, check out T+L’s Navigator guides to the world’s top airports.

World's Strangest Airport Attractions

See 6,000-Year-Old Artifacts

Where: London
Heathrow Airport
, Newall Road, Heathrow Academy

Details: During the recent construction of Terminal 5, a team of 80
archaeologists scoured approximately 250 acres around Heathrow—the U.K.’s largest
single-site dig—and excavated more than 80,000 artifacts dating back to the Mesolithic Age
(circa 6000 B.C.). Among the findings were a hand axe (circa 3000 B.C.) and the only wooden bowl
that has ever been found from the Middle Bronze Age (circa 1500 B.C.–1100 B.C.). Stop in
here—or at the Museum of London—to see what was unearthed.

For more attractions, check out T+L’s Navigator guides to the world’s top airports.

Courtesy of Wessex Archeology [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/wessexarchaeology/

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