Middle Bronze Age Hoard, Lambourn

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Middle Bronze Age Hoard, Lambourn

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This spectacular group of gold alloy bracelets and armlets from c 1200 BC was found during a metal detecting rally on Crow Down in 2004 and reported to the local Finds Liaison Officer as Treasure. An archaeological investigation of the findspot showed they had been buried in a shallow pit. Lambourn parish has a particularly high concentration of Bronze Age burial mounds, but this deposit was not associated with human remains. The practice of hoarding became widespread in the Bronze Age (see also the Yattendon axehead).

Further detail about these objects is available on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: http://finds.org.uk/database/search/results/q/BERK-687927

HERThe Historic Environment Record (HER) is a register of all known archaeological and historical sites in the unitary authority of West Berkshire.

Period: c 2350-800 BC

Place: Lambourn



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