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Highlights from our internationally important Bronze Age collection.
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Volunteer Olly gives us an insight into one of his favourite objects in the Museum... This beautiful artefact is a perforated axe-head of tourmaline granite,
Buried in a barrow at Upton Lovell, the Shaman was a metalworker and religious leader, in touch with the spirit world. He was buried in
The Museum has in its collection several small pottery vessels that belong to a category of small ceramic containers found with Bronze Age burials, known
This dagger was buried with the Bush Barrow Chieftain who died in about 1950BC. The blade is made of bronze but the pommel is one
A human thigh bone, crafted into a musical instrument. Found with a male Bronze Age burial at Wilsford, close to Stonehenge. Radiocarbon dating of this
When asked about the first use of a trowel by an archaeologist, we had to tell the fascinating story of the excavation of Bush Barrow,
Beaker from Roundway Down. A 3D model of the Roundway Beaker is featured on the BBC Civiliations Augmented Reality App – available for modern smartphones
This Beaker was buried with a skeleton under a barrow just to the North of the Cursus near Stonehenge. The Beaker is carefully decorated with
Archery was important in the earliest part of the Bronze Age. Many of the barrows in the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site were built
The Bush Barrow Chieftain died in about 1950BC and was buried under a barrow on top of a ridge looking down over Stonehenge. He was
This a replica of a miniature vessel or incense cup found with a cremation burial excavated from a barrow close to Stonehenge. The burial was
Exquisite flint dagger, known as the Stonehenge dagger, dating to the early Bronze Age, about 2,300 – 2,000 BC. The dagger is a masterpiece of