VM_365 Day 156 Iron Age Bone Pin from Broadstairs

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Today’s VM_365 image is of an Iron Age bone pin  excavated from a pit at Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs in 1994.

The pit had been used for the disposal of domestic refuse which included animal bone, quern stone fragments and sherds of pottery dating to the Early Iron Age before being used to bury a single adult individual in a similar way to the burial at North Foreland.

The bone pin, possibly used to fasten a cloak, was found at  the left shoulder of the skeleton, fragments of an Iron buckle were found at the right shoulder.

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