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Bronze Age burial cist found in Cornwall cliff

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A Bronze Age burial cist containing the remains of a young woman has been found in the face of a cliff in Harlyn Bay in Cornwall, England.

Andy Jones, an archaeologist team leader who is an expert in Bronze Age ceremonial monuments, said it was fascinating find because of what had already been located in the area.

“This area is one of the most important for prehistoric burials in Cornwall,” he said.

“The sand protects bone from the acidic soil conditions making it one of the few places in Cornwall where unburnt bone will survive”.

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Story: WMNlynbarton, Western Morning News | Photo: Western Morning News

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