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Neolithic female skeleton 'Blodwen'

'Blodwen' was found on Little Orme, Llandudno in 1891 during quarrying. In July 1996 she was examined by the Palaeoecological Research Unit, at Manchester University. They said she was a female who was thought to have died between the ages of 54 and 63 years of age. About the year 3,510 B.C.(Early Neolithic) She was approximately 5 feet tall and of a fairly robust build, she had degenerative arthritis of the cervical spine and right knee and other evidence suggested she had led a fairly robust life, more specifically she would have carried heavy loads on her head and heavy weights with her arms extended by her sides. Accompanying her remains were some bones from a young pig, aged under 36months at the time of it's death. The Bacup Natural History Society came into possession of Blodwen and a bronze spearhead in 1896, and 1893 respectively when they were donated to us.'
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Category:People
Subcategory:Women
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Keywords:archaeology, bacup natural history society, blodwen, cymru, cymru, lancashire, little orme, llandudno, neolithic, skeletons, stone age, wales, women

Neolithic female skeleton 'Blodwen'