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Archaeologists say Anglo-Saxon sword discovery “couldn’t have been better scripted” in Salisbury

Archaeologists have praised the timing and good fortune of a barrow dig on Salisbury Plain which has culminated in the discovery of 13 Anglo-Saxon graves, adding to around 62 already found at the site during previous excavations.

A surprising Anglo-Saxon burial, found in a crouched position, a range of weapons, including spearheads and shield bosses, and the fourth example of a brooch-bearing woman were among the highlights during five weeks of investigations at Barrow Clump, a Neolithic settlement which later became a Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery,

read more Archaeologists say Anglo-Saxon sword discovery “couldn’t have been better scripted” in Salisbury | Culture24.

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This entry was posted on August 6, 2014 by in Archaeology.

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