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Earliest British cemetery dated

Earliest British cemetery dated
trefwoorden: Engeland - Mendip Hills - begraafplaats - 8.000 BCE
A cave in the Mendip Hills in southwest England has been revealed as the earliest scientifically dated cemetery in Britain.
The site at Aveline's Hole, near Burrington Combe, contained human bone fragments that have now been confirmed to be between roughly 10,200 and 10,400 years old.
The specimens - representing about 21 individuals - were originally removed from the cave in the early years of the 20th Century and were held in a museum in Bristol.
There, the collection was largely destroyed in a World War II bombing raid.

Lees verder bij: BBC News (23 september 2003)
Zie ook: English Heritage