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Bronze Age burial (Alnmouth)

A Bronze Age burial was found at this site by workmen in 1912. When laying water pipes they found a stone-lined grave only 20cm beneath the ground. Inside it they found two skulls and several other human bones. A pottery vessel was also found. Several other pieces of pottery were found in the area, and in total four pots were found. The pottery dated the burial to the Bronze Age. Bronze Age burials like this were sometimes covered by a mound of earth, often called a barrow. However, there was no trace of any such mound at this site. It may once have existed, but may have been destroyed by later ploughing.

Reference number:N5400
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Alnmouth


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