07:56AM, Thursday 13 March 2014
Prehistoric finds made during 11 years of excavations at the CEMEX Kingsmead Quarry in Horton have gone on display at the Windsor and Royal Borough Museum.
The museum at the Guildhall, in Windsor High Street will house some of these finds for the next year.
The exhibition was launched on Wednesday, March 5, by the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Andrew Jenner.
Items found cover the period from the end of the last Ice Age in around 12,000 BC to the Roman Empire.
Present at the launch was Gareth Chaffey, the archaeologist in charge of the excavation.
He told visitors about the remains of a woman found dissolved in the soil surrounded by gold trinkets and amber beads - plus a lavish beaker pot, all of which can be seen at the museum.
He said: “It is interesting to think who this woman was within her community. She could have been a leader, a person with power and authority, or possibly part of an elite family - perhaps a princess or queen.”
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