Iron Age burial

Description of this historic site

The site of a human burial dating to the Iron Age. The site was located 500m south east of Oldbury Camp.

Notes about this historic site

1 During construction of a house (c1955) at the above grid reference remains of a skeleton were found. They were sent to Birmingham University and dated to the ‘first millenium BC’.
2 The bones were those of a young healthy man with a full set of teeth. Death had been caused by a heavy blow to the back of the neck, crushing the skull and burial did not appear to have been in a ritual manner.
3 Dating revised to Late Bronze Age to Iron age.

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