Sheepskin fragments found in Bronze Age burial

Published on September 17th, 2013 | by Admin

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Ancient sheepskin fragments have been found inside a 4,000-year-old burial cist unearthed in Scotland.

“The sheepskin around the left arm is the first sample of this kind in Scotland and is the first known example discovered from a Bronze Age burial in Britain.

“There have been two other samples of Bronze Age wool found in the British Isles, but none of potential sheepskin are known. Findings of hide or fur are few and far between in Britain but are often assocĀ­iated with ‘rich burials’ of adult inhumations.”

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Story: David Ross, Herald Scotland | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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