Warrior grave found in excavation

Essex County Standard: Don Shimmin with some of the spears found in the warrior grave Don Shimmin with some of the spears found in the warrior grave

A WARRIOR grave dating back 2,000 years has been discovered under the site of a new golf clubhouse.


Archaeologists have been investigating land at the Playgolf course in Bakers Lane, Colchester, before work starts on the new range.


And Philip Crummy, director of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, said evidence had been found of a warrior’s grave - complete with five spears.


Mr Crummy said the grave would have belonged to a member of the Catuvellauni tribe just before the Roman conquests of Britain.


And he compared its archaeological significance to the finds of 2,000-year-old medical instruments in Stanway in the 1990s.


The find was made by archaeologist Don Shimmin.

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9:12am Tue 17 Sep 13

Jess Jephcott says...

Well done Philip Crummy and team. But can this come as any surprise when we already know how important Colchester was 2000 years ago. The interesting thing for me is what is still yet to be found.
Well done Philip Crummy and team. But can this come as any surprise when we already know how important Colchester was 2000 years ago. The interesting thing for me is what is still yet to be found. Jess Jephcott

11:04am Tue 17 Sep 13

Cadarn says...

....and his culture would have been Celtic, and the language he spoke Brythonic, later Welsh.

Or are we perhaps not allowed to say that?
....and his culture would have been Celtic, and the language he spoke Brythonic, later Welsh. Or are we perhaps not allowed to say that? Cadarn

1:15pm Tue 17 Sep 13

irememberwhen says...

He looks like Doc from Back to the Future!
He looks like Doc from Back to the Future! irememberwhen

3:26am Wed 18 Sep 13

Boris says...

Cadarn wrote:
....and his culture would have been Celtic, and the language he spoke Brythonic, later Welsh.

Or are we perhaps not allowed to say that?
Of course you are allowed to tell the truth. Why shouldn't you?
[quote][p][bold]Cadarn[/bold] wrote: ....and his culture would have been Celtic, and the language he spoke Brythonic, later Welsh. Or are we perhaps not allowed to say that?[/p][/quote]Of course you are allowed to tell the truth. Why shouldn't you? Boris

7:09am Wed 18 Sep 13

macdragon says...

Seems every time some sort of excavation is done for construction something new is found. How exciting!
Seems every time some sort of excavation is done for construction something new is found. How exciting! macdragon

9:10pm Sat 21 Sep 13

stevedawson says...

Just think people lived 2000 years ago.
Just think people lived 2000 years ago. stevedawson

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