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Todlaw Pike Bronze Age cremation cemetery (Otterburn)

Bronze Age people buried their dead here on Todlaw Pike. The ashes from cremations were placed in pots which were buried in an earth mound. The mound, which is surrounded by an earthen bank, can be seen here today. Todlaw Pike cremation cemetery is part of a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8179
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Otterburn Training Area, Northumberland. Archaeological Evaluation 1995; Lancaster University Archaeological Unit

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Source of Reference
Local History of Otterburn


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