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|Description ||The Amesbury Archer's skeleton. He lived around the same time as the Stonehenge Archer (2,400 to 2,200 BC) and was buried with the largest single collection of archery equipment so far found in a Beaker grave. There were also five Beaker pots, and the earliest datable copper and gold artefacts found in this country. Scientific analysis shows that he probably came from the Alpine regions of Europe. The skeleton was excavated at Boscombe Down near Amesbury in May 2002, by Wessex Archaeology and is on display in Salisbury Museum. |
Darvill and Wainwright excavated Stonehenge in 2008. In this BBC report: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7625145.stm
"Post mortem examinations show that he suffered from both a serious knee injury and a potentially fatal dental problem, leading Darvill and Wainwright to conclude that the Archer came to Stonehenge to be healed."
Read more on the link above.
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