Heathery Burn Tradition

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A regional metalworking tradition covering the north of England, within the Ewart Park Phase of the British late Bronze Age. Named after the discovery of a hoard of bronzes in the Heathery Burn Cave, Co. Durham, the tradition is characterized by three‐ribbed and plain forms of socketed axe, late palstaves, socketed gouges and chisels, tanged chisels, knives with ribbed tangs, swords, plain rings, pegged spearheads, bronze buckets, tongs, horse‐harness fitments, and the metal parts for wheeled vehicles.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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