Oulton

4 Oct 2020

Oulton, near Lowestoft, famous for Oulton Broad, a large lake formed by peat extraction, now sports an important Anglo Saxon cemetery with 200 graves. It is thought it dates contemporary to the Sutton Hoo ship burial in the 7th century AD - see www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-54177762 ... but unfortunately, it doesn't mean the cemetery was solely for the Anglo Saxon newcomers. It only means it was a cemetery in use during the early so called A/S period. The connection with Sutton Hoo may have no real meaning, but I don't want to spoil a good story.

William sent in a link to www.yahoo.com/news/egypt-reveals-59-ancient-coffins-40921060.html ... discovery in Egypt of 59 coffins in a lost tomb.

At https://phys.org/news/2020-09-ceramics-uncovered-year-old-network.html ... ceramics on an island off Sardinia seen as evidence of a trading station. The Villanovan culture (early Etruscan period) were trading with Sardinia throughout the Iron Age period it would seem. The site concerned dates back to the 8th century BC, The Villanovans exploited the copper and iron deposits in what is now Tuscany and gaining in wealth spread their wings, across the sea it would seem. The natives of Sardinia are usually associated with the Nuragic Culture (dating to the Bronze Age prior to the Iron Age). Presumably the same people were extent during the Iron Age. They are named after megalithic structures known as nuraghi.