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Bronze Age cremation urn found on university campus

Construction at the University of York has turned up a cremation urn which dates back to the Bronze Age.

The collared urn containing a cremation burial, together with a further cremation without a pot, was found by students from the Department of Archaeology on the Heslington East expansion in May.

This rare find, which dates back around 4,000 years, was found when the roundabout at Heslington East was being built.

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Story: Almee Howard, The Yorker| Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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