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4,000 year old Pewsey teenager discovered in Wiltshire dig

A 4,000-year-old Bronze Age skeleton, believed to be that of an adolescent child, has been unearthed by archaeologists at a site in Wiltshire.

The rare discovery was made by a team from the University of Reading, who are excavating Wilsford henge in the Vale of Pewsey.

It is believed the skeleton will help shed light on the lives of those who lived and worshipped at nearby Stonehenge.

The body, around 1.5m in length, was found in a foetal position and was wearing an amber necklace. Efforts will now be made to determine the age and gender of the child and where they were from after the find was made on Tuesday. Read more.