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An Anglo-Saxon decapitation and burial at Stonehenge.

Pitts, M. and Bayliss, A. and McKinley, J. and Bylston, A. and Budd, P. and Evans, J. and Chenery, C. and Reynolds, A. and Semple, S. J. (2002) 'An Anglo-Saxon decapitation and burial at Stonehenge.', Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine., 95 . pp. 131-146.


Most of a human skeleton excavated at Stonehenge in 1923, believed destroyed in the London bombing of 1941, was re-located in 1999. New study of the bones shows them to represent a man of Anglo-Saxon era (not Neolithic or Roman as previously suggested) aged 28-32, born in central southern England. He had been beheaded, probably with a sword. The historical context for this incident is discussed.

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