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Bronze Age Burial Discovered in Cornwall Cliff

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cornwall Bronze-Age-BonesCORNWALL, ENGLAND—A Bronze Age cist containing a partial skeleton that may have belonged to a young woman was found in a cavity in a cliff face at Harlyn Bay. “This area is one of the most important for prehistoric burials in Cornwall. The sand protects bone from the acidic soil conditions making it one of the few places in Cornwall where unburnt bone will survive,” archaeologist Andy Jones told The Western Morning News. The bones will be radiocarbon dated. “There were no grave goods and the only find was a quartz block,” Jones added.