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Sheepskin fragments found in Bronze Age burial

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

Ancient burial shroud made of surprising materials

Analysis of a 2,800-year-old burial shroud found in Denmark has been found to be made of imported wild nettles, not cultivated flax as previously thought. This discovery, the journal Scientific Reports, casts a new light on the textile trade in Bronze Age Europe, said study researcher Ulla Mannering, an archaeologist