A Burial Site Restored – Keeping the Past Safe and Accessible

The TombEarlier last month, repairs were completed on English Neolithic burial chamber that had been previously deemed unsafe for public access. The Tomb is estimated to have been constructed around 3200 BCE and used as a communal chamber to bury the dead. Through restoring the tomb, archeologists were able to get to the “buried land surface” at two separate locations, which contained a large amount of environmental evidence relating to the time of the tomb’s construction. Many Neolithic remains were uncovered by the archeologist team, including the bones of one adult male and adolescent male.

Below is the link to the BBC article which contains a more detailed tour of the site itself:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-14495006

 

Knibbs, Steve. “BBC News – Hetty Pegler’s Tump Burial Site Reopens after Repairs.” BBC. 11 Aug. 2011. Web. 03 Sept. 2011. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-14495006>.

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