The Lockington Gold Hoard: An Early Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery at Lockington, Leicestershire (Excavation at the Early Bronze Age Barrow Cemetary at Lockin)

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9781842170175: The Lockington Gold Hoard: An Early Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery at Lockington, Leicestershire (Excavation at the Early Bronze Age Barrow Cemetary at Lockin)

This report details the results of excavations within an early Bronze Age barrow cemetery in 1994. The barrow provided a rare opportunity for examining in detail Bronze Age funerary practices and associated ritual activity in a lowland context in the English Midlands. In addition, a rich group of metalwork finds was diecovered - two gold armlets and a copper dagger. The evidence at Lockington poses some interesting questions - why were there grazing animals in the palisaded enclosure immediately before the construction of the mound? and why was there no body with the deposit? The authors offer answers to these questions and discuss the barrow in a regional context.

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The finds include one of the most important Early Bronze Age hoards from this country, which is excellently examined. (Antiquity, Vol. 75, 2001)

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Book Description Oxbow, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 111pp,20 pls inc col + 37figs, card, NEW, sm4to WAS £11.50, NOW £7 A very exciting discovery made in 1994, when one of a group at least six barrows were excavated at Lockington, prior to the building of a motorway. The burial, while reminiscent of Wessex Culture burials, produced a long bronze dagger of Breton type, the first to be found in England and two remarkable gold bracelets. Associated pottery included beakers and enlarged food vessels. This barrow provides insights into Bronze Age burial practices and associated environmental evidence and radio carbon dates. Bookseller Inventory # 19086

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