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Bronze Age Cinerary Urn from Otford.
by Cliff Ward.

A fine cinerary-urn of Bronze Age date was found at Otford in September, 1970 (NGR TQ 536 600). It was discovered during the construction of a tennis-court in the rear-garden of Timbers, Greenhill Road, Otford. The urn had been placed in an inverted position over a large group of cremated bones at a depth of about 3 feet. The discovery was reported to the Otford Historical Society whose archaeological group undertook a short excavation on the site. The owner, Mr R Pitcaim-Knowles, took the urn to the British Museum where it was identified as Middle Bronze Age (circa 1400-1000 BC). Further work is now being carried out on the site of the burial and a report will be issued in due course.

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