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By Jacqueline I. McKinley,Matt Leivers,Jörn Schuster,Peter Marshall

Excavations at Cliffs finish Farm, Thanet, Kent, undertaken in 2004/5 exposed a dense zone of archaeological continues to be together with Bronze Age barrows and enclosures, and a wide prehistoric mortuary characteristic, in addition to a small early sixth to overdue seventh century Anglo-Saxon inhumation cemetery. a unprecedented sequence of human and animal is still have been recovered from the past due Bronze Age–Middle Iron Age mortuary characteristic, revealing a wealth of proof for mortuary rites together with publicity, excarnation and curation. the positioning turns out to were principally deserted within the later Iron Age and intensely little Romano-British job was once pointed out. within the early sixth century a small inhumation cemetery was once proven. little or no human bone survived in the 21 graves, the place the burial atmosphere differed from that in the prehistoric mortuary characteristic, yet grave items point out ‘females’ and ‘males’ have been buried right here. Richly provided graves incorporated that of a ‘female’ buried with a necklace, a couple of brooches and a handbag, in addition to a ‘male’ with a safeguard overlaying his face, a knife and spearhead. within the center Saxon interval traces of pits, almost certainly delineating obstacles, have been dug, a few of which contained huge deposits of marine shells. English history funded an in depth programme of radiocarbon and isotope analyses, that have produced a few fantastic effects that shed new gentle on lengthy distance contacts, mobility and mortuary rites in the course of later prehistory. This quantity offers the result of the investigations including the clinical analyses, human bone, artefact and environmental stories.

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