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Aveline's Hole

Cave / Rock Shelter


Earliest Cemetery Dated

A cave in the Mendip Hills in southwest England has been revealed as the earliest scientifically dated cemetery in Britain.

The age of the cemetery makes it an important European site
The site at Aveline's Hole, near Burrington Combe, contained human bone fragments that have now been confirmed to be between roughly 10,200 and 10,400 years old.

Earthstepper Posted by Earthstepper
23rd September 2003ce
Edited 15th February 2006ce

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