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Lambourn Long Barrow

Long Barrow


The longbarrow Wysefool mentions near Wescot Wood contained a burial interred with some perforated seashells (perhaps a necklace then?). Far from home for some seashells. I wonder where they came from and what they meant to their owner? Had they ever been to the sea themselves?

(info from James Dyer's 'Discovering Regional Archaeology: The Cotswolds and the Upper Thames' 1970)

According to magic, the site has been dated to 3415 BC, "currently the earliest date for a long barrow in Britain".
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th November 2003ce
Edited 26th March 2007ce

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