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Bronze Age burial 'with beer mug'
The skeleton was "crouched" which was typical of the time
A 4,000-year-old Bronze Age skeleton has been unearthed by archaeologists working on a site in east Kent.
Canterbury Archaeological Trust said the curled-up skeleton was an example of a "Beaker" burial because of the pottery vessel placed at its feet.
Education officer Marion Green said the "beautifully decorated" pot could have been "a type of beer mug".
She said tests on beakers from other sites suggested Bronze Age man was brewing a type of beer from grain.
The body was in a "crouched" position typical of the period, with knees drawn up to the chest, she added.
Possibly ceremonial objects were found buried with the individual, who could have been a high-status male, she said.