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Anglo-Saxon burial and Bronze Age round cairn (Capheaton)

A Bronze Age tumulus, or round cairn, is recorded as having been opened in the early 19th century sometime before 1813 near Capheaton. However, no Bronze Age remains were noted but instead an Anglo-Saxon burial was discovered. This had been added as a secondary feature and included a bronze hanging bowl, a finger ring, pieces of copper and human bones. The hanging bowl had been beaten from a single piece of very thin bronze sheet and measured about 19cm across at the widest point. It was donated to the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Reference number:N10186
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Capheaton


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