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Bronze Age burials and Anglian finds (Whitton and Tosson)

In 1858 a round barrow was accidentally disturbed by workmen quarrying for limestone at Tosson. Four cists were found close together and each contained a skeleton and a pot. Two of the pots were food vessels and stood upright in the cist, the others were turned upside down and covered human ashes. Other objects were found in the cists, including a piece of red deer antler, a bronze buckle, jet studs and an iron spearhead. There seem to be a mixture of Bronze Age burials with a later burial placed here in the Anglo-Saxon period.

Reference number:N2822
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Whitton and Tosson


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