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High tides unearth burial mystery of bronze age child
High tides and winds that have battered our shores have unearthed a burial mystery for archaeologists.
Erosion by the sea and weather has revealed what seems to be the remains of a Bronze Age child.
But what puzzled archaeologists was a layer of hard white material which appears to have been moulded around the body, like a casing.
More at the following link....
15th November 2007ce
Some more details of earlier 'rescue' excavations as the cliff eroded at
It seems to be a large burial site that is gradually coming to light with each year's erosion. Interesting that it was well inland at the time the peat was laid down.
21st November 2007ce
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