Skeleton and funerary offerings of the 'Whitcombe
Warrior' excavated in 1966 from a Iron age and Romano/British site. The remains
are thought to be of a young man but only the sword suggests this. It is likely
that he was a local landowner who was buried with some of his precious
possessions and he was typical of the people who defended the hill-forts and
farms from the Roman invaders. The body was laid out on his back with his arms
crossed and his legs bent (possibly to fit the excavated hole). The sword was
laid to his right along with other objects.