Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dartmoor Bronze Age burial remains X-rayed in Salisbury

The excavated cist at Whitehorse Hill on Dartmoor  
The burial cist was excavated at Whitehorse Hill on Dartmoor in August 2011

Early Bronze Age remains from a burial site in Dartmoor National Park will be X-rayed at Salisbury District Hospital.

The items were found in a burial cist, a stone chest containing the ashes and belongings of a dead person.
Senior conservator, Helen Williams, said: "We have a real opportunity to research these finds and potentially discover more about the individual buried there."

The items, which include a woven bag, will be scanned at the spinal unit.

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