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Dartmoor tomb treasure hoard uncovered by archaeologists
| Feb 7, 2014
Posted on 02/09/2014 6:43:13 AM PST by Islander7
Archaeologists from around the UK have been examining a hoard of treasures unearthed in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor.
Prehistoric jewellery, animal pelts and beads made of amber were among the finds about two years ago in the burial chamber.
The chamber, known as a cist, was found on Whitehorse Hill, near Chagford.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Science
KEYWORDS: archeology; britain; chagford; dartmoor; england; godsgravesglyphs; treasure
Helen Williams, a conservator at the lab, said: "The level of preservation we have got is amazing.
posted on 02/09/2014 6:43:14 AM PST
I love the Wilts. White Horse hill is a wonderful place. Surprised this is a more recent find since the area is so well travelled on foot
posted on 02/09/2014 7:01:49 AM PST
My cysts never have anything like that in them, tho...
posted on 02/09/2014 7:29:22 AM PST
(No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
Drives me crazy when they post stories like this and they dont have any or ENOUGH picts attached to the story.
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posted on 02/09/2014 8:10:28 AM PST
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Lots of interesting aspects to this 2011 discovery, for example the find included amber which isn’t found within 1000 miles of Dartmoor and previous to this discovery only 8 or 9 prehistoric beads had been found there. Here it was at least 150 beads. The woven bag that had contained the beads and the leather bag with the human remains were in excellent condition. Also they discovered layers of volcanic ash - if this involved an eruption from a volcano in Iceland the ash fall would have had to travel a heck of a long way - it would be like if Mt. St Helens deposited ash in Pennsylvania.
posted on 02/09/2014 8:27:18 AM PST
posted on 02/09/2014 7:06:22 PM PST
To: JRandomFreeper; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks again JRandomFreeper, and whoops! I forgot to ping the list! Very interesting topic!
posted on 02/10/2014 5:00:33 PM PST
"Drives me crazy when they post stories like this and they dont have any or ENOUGH picts attached to the story.
Here are some Picts for ya:
posted on 02/10/2014 5:08:28 PM PST
MIAMINESDAY ARTICLE WITH IMAGES
The objects were pulled from a prehistoric cremation burial chamber (pictured) in Devon and have allowed scientists to get one of the best glimpses into life in Bronze Age Southern England
...they dont have any or ENOUGH picts attached to the story.
I suspect Hadrian's Wall is holding them back.
posted on 02/11/2014 4:33:35 AM PST
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