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Cherry Hinton War Ditches – Iron Age Hill Fort

The official report into excavations at the Iron Age fort Cherry Hinton

A chance discovered in 2008 led to emergency archaeological excavations being carried out at this location. It turned out to be the site of an Iron Age hill fort.

The Oxford Archaeology report can be found here:

http://data.wildlifetrusts.org/sites/default/files/East%20Pit%20Archaeology%20Report.pdf

One particularly interesting find was a 7th century burial lying in a wooden bed with iron fittings, a strange ritual known from two other sites in Cambridgeshire and six from elsewhere in England. The burial had reused a Bronze Age barrow.

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