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    Iron Age Chariot Found in Northern England



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    https://www.archaeology.org/news/700...chariot-burial

    "The Yorkshire Post reports that an Iron Age chariot and human and equine skeletal remains were unearthed at a construction site in the north of England. The site also includes more than 100 burials from the Arras Culture, including one of a warrior who was buried along with his sword and with four spears placed in his spine, and one in his groin, possibly an attempt to liberate his spirit. The new chariot discovery comes a year after another Iron Age chariot was found buried with two horses at another building site in Pocklington. "

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    The Arras culture is one of several regional cultures that existed in BRITAIN during the IRON AGE. It is clearly distinguishable from most of its local contemporaries by the culture’s uncommon burial rites, which are more reminiscent of Continental European La Tene practices than those of Iron Age Britain. The custom of burying the deceased with their chariots (see chariot; vehicle burials) and of burying individuals within square ENCLOSURES (or possibly square barrows with a surrounding ditch) is largely unknown in the rest of the British Iron Age. However, it is noteworthy that the Arras vehicles are usually disassembled, a practice less commonly seen in the continental chariot burials.These Arras burials are confined to a restricted area in east Yorkshire (see map)"

    https://www.worldhistory.biz/sundrie...s-culture.html

    It will be interesting how different these people might be to the Bronze and Iron Age Briton samples we already have, given the connection to Continental La Tene.


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    Did you hear about the Swedish girl who found an Iron Age sword in a lake while on holiday just this year? It's amazing how these things are able to stay intact and undisturbed so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBGuy View Post
    Did you hear about the Swedish girl who found an Iron Age sword in a lake while on holiday just this year? It's amazing how these things are able to stay intact and undisturbed so long.
    Yes, I did. Pretty surreal, right? :)

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