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|Site name||Vicarage Field, Stanton Harcourt|
|Burial codes||4002 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4042 4046 4051 4065 4072 4073 4084 4092 4098 4102 4104 4106 4122 4129 4143 4152 4153 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||Two Middle Beaker graves were found unmarked by any features adjacent to ring ditch II,8, and probably close to a settlement. Grave 1 was 2.4m x 1.5, oriented SW, and contained a loosely contracted inhumation of a female c18-20, on the left side, head to SW facing NW, left forearm across the chest. Upright behind the pelvis was a Middle style B Beaker, and placed within it was a second miniature Beaker of type B. There was also a roughly flaked fabricator and a core-changing flake, which had been used, behind the middle vertebrae.
Grave 2 was c25m from grave 1 and at right angles to it, pointing towards it. It was oval and dug c1.6m x 0.9m x 0.45m deep into gravel. It contained a tightly contracted skeleton of a female c28-38, on its right side, head to SE facing NE, right arm across the chest. A Middle style B Beaker lay on its side in the space bounded by the feet and the pelvis at the edge of the grave. There was some damage to it that was ancient. Two sherds of another B Beaker freshly broken were found in the pit filling.
The two graves with loam filling may have been covered by low gravel mounds destroyed by later cultivation. There is evidence for a second Beaker having been deposited in each grave from surviving sherds of Early style.
|National grid square||SP|
|Bibliographic source||Case 1982d|
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