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A high-status seventh-century female burial from West Hanney, Oxfordshire

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In 2009, a metal-detector find of a rare garnet-inlaid composite disc brooch at West Hanney, Oxfordshire, led to the excavation of an apparently isolated female burial sited in a prominent position overlooking the Ock valley. The burial dates to the middle decades of the seventh century, a period of rapid socio-political development in the region, which formed the early heartland of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex. The de luxe brooch links the wearer to two other burials furnished with...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0003581514000742

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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Antiquaries Journal
Volume:
95
Acceptance date:
2014-10-29
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EISSN:
1758-5309
ISSN:
0003-5815
Language:
English

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