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Radiocarbon dating, in 'Bogs, bodies and burnt mounds: visits to the Soar wetlands in the Neolithic and Bronze Age' (by S Ripper and M Beamish) (article pp173–206)

Alternative title Bayliss, Alex, Marshall, Peter D, Meadows, John, Bronk Ramsey, Chris, Cook Gordon, and van der Plicht, Johannes

Citation
Bayliss A, Marshall P, Meadows J, Bronk Ramsey C, Cook G & van der Plicht J (2012) Radiocarbon dating, in 'Bogs, bodies and burnt mounds: visits to the Soar wetlands in the Neolithic and Bronze Age' (by S Ripper and M Beamish) (article pp173–206) [Bayliss, Alex, Marshall, Peter D, Meadows, John, Bronk Ramsey, Chris, Cook Gordon, and van der Plicht, Johannes]. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 78, pp. 180-187. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0079497X00027158

Abstract
The recording and analysis of a burnt mound and adjacent palaeochannel deposits on the floodplain of the River Soar in Leicestershire revealed that the burnt mound was in use, possibly for a number of different purposes, at the transition from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. An extensive radiocarbon dating programme indicated that the site was revisited. Human remains from the palaeochannel comprised the remains of three individuals, two of whom pre-dated the burnt mound by several centuries while the partial remains of a third, dating from the Late Bronze Age, provided evidence that this individual had met a violent death. These finds, along with animal bones dating to the Iron Age, and the remains of a bridge from the early medieval period, suggest that people were drawn to this location over a long period of time.

Journal
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society: Volume 78

StatusPublished
Author(s)Bayliss, Alex; Marshall, Peter; Meadows, John; Bronk Ramsey, Christopher; Cook, Gordon; van der Plicht, Johannes
Publication date31/01/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21988
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0079-497X
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