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Stone age cremation found in Britain

By dmcgraw - Posted on 18 May 2015

Human cremation has been used in the past as a functional alternative to burial. Teams in Britain have recently unearthed an example of early human cremation. The deposits contained fragments of bone that were buried within a pit.

Based on estimates of the surrounding area, the cremation event likely occurred during the Stone Age. Findings such as these are integral for understanding Mesolithic Britain and its role in the nation's extended history.

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