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Traces of flowers from Bronze Age cairn

Archaeologists examining a Bronze Age burial mound on the Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire found meadowsweet pollen grains.
"Adam Gwilt, curator of the Bronze and Iron Age Collection at the National Museum of Wales, said the discovery shed new light on ancient burials. He said: "It gives tenderness to otherwise remote and impersonal burial rites". Mr Gwilt said the same burial ritual had been found as far away as the Orkney Islands in Scotland. "(does this mean using meadowsweet specifically?)

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Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th February 2006ce
Edited 14th August 2006ce

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