4,000-year-old burial cist found in England

Published on November 16th, 2011 | by Admin


A 4,000-year-old burial cist, complete with human remains, has been uncovered in Dartmoor, England.

Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) said the discovery could be one of the most important archaeological finds in 100 years.

Archaeologists uncovered cremated human bone and a burnt textile woven bag or basket with stitching on it.

The receptacle contained shale disc beads, amber spherical beads and a circular textile band.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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