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Bronze Age Ceremonial Enclosures and Cremation Cemetery at Eye Kettleby, Leicestershire

9780956017956

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Bronze Age Ceremonial Enclosures and Cremation Cemetery at Eye Kettleby, Leicestershire. Leicester Archaeology Monograph No. 20

 

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FINN, N.

University of Leicester School of Archaeology and Ancient History (2011), 9780956017956

Excavations at Eye Kettleby, near Melton Mowbray have revealed prehistoric activity spanning four millennia, from the Mesolithic to the late Bronze Age. A monumental landscape of ring ditches and enclosures emerged in the Early Bronze Age, later the site of a cremation cemetery, in use periodically over several centuries. In the late Bronze Age, two pit alignments marked a restructuring of the landscape with the establishment of a small settlement. An extensive radiocarbon dating programme has provided an unparalleled insight into the development of Bronze Age funerary practices in the region.