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Bronze Age barrow burial (Longhoughton)

Between approximately 2000 and 3000 years ago, during what archaeologists call the Bronze Age, people built this barrow for the burial of their dead. The barrow was opened in the 19th century. A stone cist containing a skeleton buried in a crouched position was found.

Reference number:N5636
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Longhoughton


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