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Excavations at the Viking Barrow Cemetery at Heath Wood, Ingleby, Derbyshire, 1998-2000

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The cemetery at Heath Wood, Ingleby, Derbyshire is the only known Scandinavian cremation cemetery in the British Isles. It comprises 59 barrows, of which about one-third have been excavated on previous occasions, although earlier excavators concluded that some were empty cenotaph mounds. From 1998-2000 three barrows were examined. These investigations suggested that each of the barrows contained a burial, although not all contained evidence of a pyre. A full report of the 1998-2000 excavations, alongside a summary of the earlier finds was published in the Antiquaries Journal 84 (2004). The physical archive has been deposited in Derby Museum. This digital archive preserves a small number of additional digital data sets, primarily specialist reports and databases.
Date made availableDec 2004
PublisherArchaeology Data Service
Date of data production1 Jul 2000
Geospatial point (coordinates in decimal format)434500, 327500

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