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The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen: v. 1: Early Bell Beaker Burials at Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Wiltshire, Great Britain: Excavations at Boscombe Down

The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen: v. 1: Early Bell Beaker Burials at Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Wiltshire, Great Britain: Excavations at Boscombe Down

Hardback Wessex Archaeology Reports

By (author) A. P. Fitzpatrick

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  • Publisher: Trust for Wessex Archaeology Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 219mm x 305mm x 20mm | 1,270g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Salisbury
  • ISBN 10: 187435054X
  • ISBN 13: 9781874350545
  • Illustrations note: 77 col & b/w illus, 54 b/w and col plates
  • Sales rank: 1,214,337

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Found a few kilometres from Stonehenge, the graves of the Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen date to the 24th century BC and are two of the earliest Bell Beaker graves in Britain. The Boscombe Bowmen is a collective burial and the Amesbury Archer is a single burial but isotope analyses suggest that both were the graves of incomers to Wessex. The objects placed in both graves have strong continental connections and the metalworking tool found in the grave of the Amesbury Archer may explain why his mourners afforded him one of the most well-furnished burials yet found in Europe. This excavation report contains a series of wide-ranging studies and scientific analyses by an array of experts and a discussion of the graves within their British and continental European contexts.

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