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Fin Cop



Body Find Sparks Peak District Stir

Dr Clive Waddington and the Longstone Local History Group, excavated Fin Cop in July 2009, several open days for public viewing were held...

"It is believed the Iron Age hillfort is between 3,000 and 2,000 years old. Radiocarbon dating of surviving material is likely to enable more accurate dating. Tools and weapons made from stone from the Lake District and the Yorkshire Wolds or Lincolnshire were also found. The corpse will be analysed to try to determine its sex, age and origin. The adult skeleton, which had been thrown into a ditch and covered with stones, was uncovered during a three-week dig at the site".
Liz Roberts Grough Website.

The results will be announced at a Derbyshire Archaelogical Day in Chesterfield in January next year.
stubob Posted by stubob
28th September 2009ce

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