Bronze Age skeleton found by Rock farmer preparing field

Started by gash, November 28, 2017, 09:47:22 pm

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A farmer unearthed a buried Bronze Age skeleton while preparing his field for drainage.

The remains of the man were discovered in a stone burial cist about 1ft (30cm) below the field's surface at Rock, near Alnwick, in Northumberland.

The farmer dislodged the capstone while tramlining the field and initially thought he had found a fox hole.

Conservationist Jessica Turner said it is believed the Bronze Age man died when he was about 20.

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