Adam Daubney, an archaeologist for the Lincolnshire County Council, is especially intrigued with the amber beads around the second woman's neck. "The nearest source for amber is the Baltic region -- the Scandinavian countries," he said. "This could suggest that there were some good trade routes around that time. But there have also been well documented instances of amber getting washed up along the eastern coastline - so possibly the necklace originated closer to home."
"What struck me was that there are probably a lot more sites like this around the county which we simply don't know about," said Overton. "I felt that it was a tangible link with the past. Discoveries like this help people to appreciate their cultural place in this world."