Badger digs up Bronze Age burial near Stonehenge

A Bronze Age cremation burial has been discovered near Stonehenge. The site is a burial mound located at Netheravon, Wiltshire. Objects found in the burial include a bronze saw, an archer’s wrist guard, a copper chisel and cremated human remains. Among the finds were shaft straighteners for straightening arrows, and pieces of pottery.

A chisel found among the artefacts (by BBC News)
A chisel found among the artefacts (by BBC News)

Archaeologists concluded that the artefacts date back to 2200-2000BC. The burial mound is located about five miles north of Stonehenge.

An axe found among the artefacts (by BBC News)
An axe found among the artefacts (by BBC News)

A badger has dug out the cremation urn and sherds of pottery were lying on the surface when they were spotted. The items are due to be put on display at Wiltshire Museum in Devizes later this year.

Pottery shards found among the artefacts (by BBC News)
Pottery shards found among the artefacts (by BBC News)

(after BBC News)

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