Skeleton of arthritis-suffering neolithic woman at centre of archaeological crowdfunding bid

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The “special” skeleton of a hardworking lady who lived in neolithic Wales 5,500 years ago will be given a fitting public showcase if a six-week crowdfunding appeal succeeds in raising £3,000.

The remains of the woman, who is known as Blodwen and suffered arthritis and cancer, have been held by a natural history society in Lancashire since being discovered on Little Orme in 1891.

Curators hope to create an exhibition, display case and community programme after welcoming the bones back to the region in 2015.

"Blodwen provides us with a window into Llandudno’s ancient past more than 5,000 years ago," says Helen Bradley, of Llandudno Museum. Read more.

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