'Nationally significant' find in Oulton near Lowestoft

Started by gash, September 28, 2020, 06:13:14 pm

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A large Anglo-Saxon cemetery, which dates back as early as the 6th Century, has been discovered in Suffolk - with officials describing the discovery as 'nationally significant'.

It was revealed after excavations at Oulton, near Lowestoft , ahead of a housing development being built by Persimmon Homes Anglia, where hundreds of burials were found.
Officials said more than 200 'sets' of remains were discovered - with some graves containing copper-alloy brooches, wrist clasps, strings of beads made of amber and glass, small iron knives and silver pennies.
They said the excavation of such cemeteries in their entirety is rare in England, and the site has similarities with nearby Sutton Hoo and Snape, with the unusual phenomenon of many skeletons only visible as 'sand-silhouettes'.

Andrew Peachey of Archaeological Solutions Ltd, who carried out the excavations, said: "Our archaeologists painstakingly excavated the delicate remains of 17 cremations and 191 inhumation burials.

Read full articl here : https://www.suffolknews.co.uk/lowestoft/nationally-significant-find-after-archaeologists-discover-anglo-saxon-cemetery-in-suffolk-9123174/
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