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Spearhead found with a burial of a boy aged 6-8 years at Wigber Low
X-ray of one of the spearheads from Wigber Low.
Spearheads from Wigber Low.
Date Made/Found: 600-700
Material and Medium: Iron
Dimensions: Length 223mm
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 1981.1.101
This spearhead was found with a burial of a boy aged 6-8 years at Wigber Low, near Kniveton, Derbyshire.

The Bronze Age barrow at Wigber Low was reused in the Anglo-Saxon period. It was first excavated in the 1800s. Most of the finds from that excavation are in the British Museum. The site was investigated again in the 1970s and 1980s by a team from the University of Sheffield. They used scientific excavation and recording methods to gather detailed data about what they found. Wigber Low is the only Anglo-Saxon burial site in the Peak District to have been excavated using modern techniques. Archaeologists have learnt a lot more about the burials here than at other sites.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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