I have always suspected that some of the best archaeological finds were purely accidental:
A Bronze Age cremation burial has been discovered near Stonehenge after being accidentally dug up by a badger.
Objects found in a burial mound at Netheravon, Wiltshire, include a bronze saw, an archer’s wrist guard, a copper chisel and cremated human remains.
Experts believe the burial may have been that of an archer or a person who made archery equipment.
The artefacts date back to 2,200-2,000BC, senior archaeologist Richard Osgood, of the MOD, said.
In other news, the Ministry of Defence has a senior archaeologist.
Mr Osgood said the badger had dug out the cremation urn and sherds of pottery were lying on the surface when they were spotted.
A full archaeological dig was then carried out on the site.
Mr Osgood said: “There are badger setts in quite a few scheduled monuments — the actions of burrowing animals is one of the biggest risks to archaeology in Britain — but to bring out items of this quality from one hole is unusual.”
(Via Fark, and if you get a chance, look at that URL.)