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Nature volume 110, pages 614615 (04 November 1922) | Download Citation



A LONG BARROW IN BRECONSHIRE.—In the October issue of Man, Mr. C. E. Vulliamy describes the results of his excavations of a long barrow at Talgarth in Breconshire, on a foothill of the Black Mountain range. The chamber and its contents had been disturbed, but not in recent times. At an early stage a calcined thigh-bone of a youth was found, but lower down there were abundant human remains, much broken and seldom lying in anatomical relation to each other, but showing no evidence of cremation. Sir Arthur Keith, who has examined the fragments, finds one skull of a man about forty years of age, the cephalic index 70, a very narrow, relatively high, and rather small head, 20 mm. narrower than previously recorded in Neolithic skulls from Wales. Associated with the human remains were bones of the pig, ox, goat, and cat, and quantities of flint flakes and scrapers are scattered over the neighbourhood.

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