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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Roadworks uncover lost medieval Scottish village

Motorway construction workers have unearthed archaeological artefacts which experts believe may be from a lost medieval Scots village. 

Artists impression of the lost village of Cadzow  [Credit: Transport Scotland] 

The crew made the discovery 18-months ago on the verge of the M74, near J6, opposite Hamilton Services. 

It included two structures, coins and pieces of pottery and smoking pipes. 

Archaeologist believe they may be more than 1,000 years old and could finally identify the location of the lost village of Cadzow. Cadzow was the name given to a community on the edge of the River Clyde at this location until 1445.

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