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Fur-wrapped wicker-masked Bronze Age body found in Scotland

An ancient burial site in the Scottish Highlands may provide fresh insight into Bronze Age life.

The site was discovered in February when landowner Jonathan Hampton was using a mechanical digger to clear peat from Langwell Farm, Strath Oykel, in Sutherland.

He found a substantial stone cist (tomb) containing a skeleton that archaeologists believe was partially wrapped in animal hide or was wearing furs. A wicker basket lay over its face.

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