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Net Down

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

Net Down (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) by The Eternal "Found in barrow 5K on Net Down, Shrewton, at the bottom of an oval shaft, cut 3 metres deep into the solid chalk. He was buried clasping his beaker. His bone-pommelled bronze dagger was placed on a chalk block, and has stained his left forearm green. A broken piece of an antler pick, used to dig out the chalk, was abandoned in the shaft (top left). The chalk blocks formed a kerb for a low mound, heaped over the body, (at the bottom of the shaft) immediately after burial."
Quote from Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. Picture taken there.
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Posted by The Eternal
29th August 2005ce
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