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

Published on September 23rd, 2009 | by Admin

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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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One Response to Fur-wrapped wicker-masked Bronze Age body found in Scotland

  1. I sure hope it provides insight…we don’t know enough about the ancient inhabitants of Scotland.

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