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Slate Knife and bronze rings from the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1900

Slate Knife and bronze rings from the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1900


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Slate Knife and bronze rings from the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1900

A well shaped slate knife and bronze rings found in 1900 at the prehistoric Iron Age cemetery excavated between 1900 and 1906 at Harlyn Bay. When digging foundations for a new house to be built, Mr Reddie Mallett made an important archaeological discovery by finding a cist containing human remains. Excavations over the next 6 years found Harlyn Bay to be the largest Iron Age burial site in Cornwall. Bronze Age barrows had been discovered in 1864, on the west side of the bay, near the cliff edge, by a labourer digging a pond on land owned by Mr Hellyar. Photographer: Unknown

TRURI : AMERf.5

Media ID 19292990

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