Interestingly, a large drinking vessel lay by the woman's hip. Decorated with a comb-like stamp, the fine pottery, known to archaeologist as a beaker, linked the burial to communities which lived across Europe at around 2,500 B.C.
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"Beaker graves of this date are almost unknown in southeast England and only a small number of them, and indeed continental Europe, contain gold ornaments," Stuart Needham, an expert in Copper Age metal work, said.
According to the archaeologists in charge of the excavation, Gareth Chaffey of Wessex Archaeology, the woman was probably "an important person in her society, perhaps holding some standing which gave her access to prestigious, rare and exotic items."
"She could have been a leader, a person with power and authority, or possibly part of an elite family - perhaps a princess or queen," Chaffey said.
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The bones are too decayed to allow DNA and carbon-14 dating. Experts are now working at determining the origins of the jewellery.