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Knighton Heath Period


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A phase of the British early Bronze Age spanning the period 1400–1200 bc, which was defined by Colin Burgess in the late 1970s. Although it came immediately after the Bedd Branwen Period and the later part of the Wessex Culture little remained of the tradition of prestigious burial and complex ritual which had existed for thousands of years. Deverel–Rimbury ceramics dominate during the period, flat cremation cemeteries being the norm. Regional styles, including the Ardleigh Urns in East Anglia and Trevisker Urns in Cornwall, represent local variations. In metalworking the period coincides with the end of the Acton Park Industry and the beginning of the Taunton Industry, which connects British metalwork into the wider European scene far more securely. The Knighton Heath Period is succeeded by the Penard Period.

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