36 skeletons discovered
Excavations took place at Belas Knap long barrow near Winchcome, in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds.
Belas Knap is one of the finest examples of a certain type of burial mound called the Cotswold/Severn.
This type of mound is only found in the Cotswolds & along the side of the river Severn.
It was greatly restored in the 1930’s.
Its 170ft long, has a forecourt (believed to have been where ceremonies were performed), & a false entrance.
The burials are in chambers along the side of the mound.
Its believed to date back to 1500 bc.
36 ancient skeletons were found along with flint tools & broken pottery.
It is now cared for by English Heritage.