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PhD student hopes to shed new light on Backwell Cave burials!

Cardiff University PhD candidate, Adelle Bricking, is researching Iron Age mortuary practices in southwest England and her studies include bones from Backwell Cave.

The cave, which is located in the woods very close to BET, was excavated in 1937 and bones from up to 30 individuals were found. The story of the cave can be found here: Backwell Cave

Using new analysis methods, Adelle hopes the bones can help answer questions about when and how the burials took place and what foods were eaten at that time.

This research is really exciting and we look forward to hearing about Adelle's findings and conclusions.

For further details about the aims of the research and the analysis techniques, click on this link:  Backwell Cave PhD research summary

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