Here is a new term: archaeobunnies.
It seems that rabbits in England have dug up something that archaeologists were previously unaware of: artifacts dating back 5,000 years Land’s End, the westernmost point of Great Britain.
Land’s End called in Big Heritage, a British nonprofit that specializes in archaeology, to further investigate the items uncovered by the “archaeobunnies.” Big Heritage found that the artifacts were flint tools, hide scrapers and arrowheads that dated back at least 5,000 years. Land’s End then commissioned a thorough archaeological investigation that revealed a Neolithic passage grave, burial mounds dating to the Bronze Age and a hill fort and a series of field systems dating to the Iron Age.
You can read more in an article by Christopher Klein in the History.com web site at http://www.history.com/news/rabbits-unearth-ancient-treasures-at-english-landmark.
My thanks to newsletter reader Pat Jorgensen for telling me about this story.