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Velim (Central Bohemia) is one of the most important sites of the Bronze Age of Central Europe dating to the end of the Middle Bronze Age. Opinion has been divided between those who favour a ritual explanation of the site and those who see the extensive human skeletal material as resulting from a hostile attack. The present volume describes the investigations carried out between 1992 and 1995 by a British team. In addition to the presentation of the finds, there is an extensive discussion of the human and animal bone, with a consideration of its significance for our understanding of the treatment of the dead at Velim. Radiocarbon dating suggests a date for the transition to the Urnfield period earlier than traditionally accepted. The volume is a companion to that published in 2000 describing the Czech excavations between 1984 and 1995.