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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....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=493609&in_page_id=1770&ito=newsnow
moss Posted by moss
15th November 2007ce

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Some more details of earlier 'rescue' excavations as the cliff eroded at
http://www.pastperfect.info/sites/lowhauxley/archive/ex_intro.html

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.
UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
21st November 2007ce
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