A Prehistoric Burial Mound and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Barrow Clump, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire: English Heritage and Operation Nightingale excavations 2003-14 [Hardback]

Phil Andrews(Author); Jonathan Last(Author); Richard Osgood(Author); Nick Stoodley(Author); Philippa Bradley(Editor)

ISBN: 9781911137122 | Published by: Wessex Archaeology | Series: Wessex Archaeology Monograph | Volume: 40 | Year of Publication: 2020 | Language: English 284p, H11.69 x W8.26, 272 b&w & color illustrations
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A Prehistoric Burial Mound and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Barrow Clump, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire


Barrow Clump, on the east side of the Avon valley, lies in the center of the Salisbury Plain Military Training Area. It is the site of a large, partly extant Early Bronze Age burial mound which incorporates an earlier Beaker funerary monument, seals a Neolithic land surface, and was the focus of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, most of the 70 graves dating to the 6th century AD.

Excavations in 2003−4 were carried out largely in response to the damage being caused to this and other prehistoric monuments by badgers. The subsequent work in 2012−14 was made possible by the participation of Operation Nightingale (Exercise Beowulf), an innovative military initiative to involve injured service personnel in archaeology to aid their recovery.

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""This is an attractive report. Yet there is more. The diggers were men and women injured on service who’d joined Operation Nightingale, a military rehabilitation scheme. Some have written of their experiences on the site, contributing to the unique memorial of the plain that is Barrow Clump.""

British Archaeology ()

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