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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.

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