Kerbed Cairn on Alex Tor, Bodmin Moor

In recent weeks the local papers have been alive with the news of a unique discovery. A 4000 years old cremation urn was uncovered, beautifully complete, during an excavation of Hendersick Barrow, near Looe. There is understandably great excitement about what these remains can tell us about our ancient ancestors and their burial rites and practices. With such a important find coming to light it is worth remembering that there are hundreds, possibly thousands, of similar funerary monuments dotted all across Cornwall.

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