Now that's well preserved: 'Jaw-dropping' Bronze Age burial hoard included a complete pressed flower that has survived for 3,000 years



A 3,000-year-old pressed flower is among finds within an 'absolutely jaw-dropping' Late Bronze Age hoard unearthed In Lancashire.
The thistle appears to have been deliberately placed into the hollow end of an axe handle and buried with various objects, including weaponry and jewellery, many in virtually pristine condition. Other such handles in the hoard had been filled with hazel nuts.
Dr Ben Roberts, a lecturer at Durham University and the British Museum's former curator for European Bronze Age collections, described the flower as 'unique' for such a votive offering: 'I got in touch with... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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