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A Middle Bronze Age burial in east Jutland, Denmark in an oak tree trunk coffin under a circular tumulus. The cremated bones of a child were also in the coffin with a woman's body, clothing, and bronze ornaments preserved by waterlogged conditions. She was wearing a woolen jacket and skirt and was covered by an ox-hide shroud; bronze bracelets and a bronze belt disc also survived. The grave also contained a birch-bark box containing an awl and a hairnet.

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Early Bronze Age burial in east Jutland, Denmark. A round barrow covered the remains of a young woman in an oak coffin. The acid soil had destroyed all bones but, as in other oak coffin burials of this kind, remains such as skin and hair, as well as clothing, survived. She was wearing a woollen jacket and skirt and was covered by an ox-hide shroud. Bronze bracelets and a bronze disc on her belt also survived. The grave also contained a birch-bark box containing an awl and a hairnet. Beneath the woman’s body were the cremated remains of a child.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied

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