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Sunday, March 9, 2014
4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history
Stone box contains earliest examples of wood-turning and metal-working, along with Baltic amber and what may be bear skin
Parts of a necklace and wooden ear studs found on Dartmoor
Some 4,000 years ago a young woman's cremated bones – charred scraps of her shroud and the wood from her funeral pyre still clinging to them – was carefully wrapped in a fur along with her most valuable possessions, packed into a basket, and carried up to one of the highest and most exposed spots on Dartmoor, where they were buried in a small stone box covered by a mound of peat.