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Excavations at a Cropmark Henge near Bredon, Worcestershire

Lewis, Jodie ORCID: and Mullin, David (2016) Excavations at a Cropmark Henge near Bredon, Worcestershire. Transactions of Worcestershire Archaeological Society, 25. pp. 17-36. ISSN 0143-2389

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Excavations at a cropmark, suspected to be a henge, at Bredon, Worcestershire, confirmed the
status of the site and uncovered evidence for extensive reuse and remodelling in the Middle Bronze
Age. This included the recutting of the henge ditch, the construction of a palisade and deposition
of cremated human remains. The site was subsequently levelled, probably in the later Bronze Age/
earlier Iron Age. Evidence was also recovered for the early use of Malvernian clay as a source of
potting raw materials and Cornish gabbro tempered pottery was also identified.
This article places the reuse of the henge within its regional and national context and highlights
the evidence for similar activities at other henge sites during the Middle and Later Bronze Age. It
is suggested that this renewal of interest in old monuments was linked to the deposition of human

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This paper was published for the Worcestershire Archaeological Society. The full-text of the published version is available via the Official URL. Print copies of journal are held at the Hive.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: excavations, Bredon, Worcestershire, Bronze Age, Malvernian clay
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Jodie Lewis
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 10:09
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:14

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