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Archeologists have marked around 40 sites on the proposed Rail Baltic high-speed rail track Source: (Postimees/Scanpix)
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Archeologists have marked around 40 sites on the proposed Rail Baltic high-speed rail track, and are currently examining certain places to determine the archeological worth of the sites.

One such site lies near the village of Alu, next to Rapla, where digging began at the beginning of the month, Eesti Päevaleht reported. Archeologists have so far found human and animal bones, and a few pots, nothing ground breaking.

Valter Lang, head of the project, said the area around Alu has not been explored much and the site is important and informative for them.

Lang said they are currently mapping archeological sites and a procurement will probably soon be organized for more extensive archeological digging.

He said there is plenty of time, as construction of the high-speed track will begin not before 2017 or 2018.

Editor: J.M. Laats



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