A lot of finds were uncovered during the archaeological evaluation carried out for the M62 Junction 6 Improvement scheme so we thought it would be nice to provide an interactive website so you can see what we found.
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The Living Past
From Roman times to the present - how did England's roads get here? In this section you can read an illustrated history and discover some of the treasures unearthed by archaeologists.
A lot of finds were uncovered during the archaeological evaluation carried out for the M62 Junction 6 Improvement scheme. An exhibition was held which was so well attended we thought it would be nice to provide an interactive website so you can see what we found.
Archaeologists working on the £122 million Pepperhill to Cobham Widening Scheme, in Kent, have discovered a rich archaeological landscape revealing artefacts over 10,000 years old. The discoveries include a series of Roman high status burials dating from the 1st Century AD, which are amongst the best examples found in Britain to date.
The A30 Bodmin to Indian Queens scheme was carefully designed to avoid damaging known ancient monuments, but its construction was also an opportunity to make new discoveries. We carried out large scale investigations which will help to build up a picture of human life and environmental change in Cornwall over the last 4,500 years.
If you want to know, then read on. What follows is a brief history of our roads from the beginning to today.
The Highways Agency is committed to respecting the Environment across all its activities and to minimising the impact of the trunk road on both natural and built environment. Wherever possible, balanced against other factors, HA schemes are designed to avoid impacts on cultural heritage assets. Here you can find out more about how we achieve this.
What is an archaeologist and how do they work with the Highways Agency? Find out here!
A report looking at archaeological discoveries made during Highways Agency projects between 1996 and 1998. An excellent insight into how we work with archaeologists.
Details of the archaeological work and discoveries that have been made during work on some road projects across our network.