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Site name Vicarage Field, Stanton Harcourt, Pits D and E
Site number 1007
Burial codes 4003 4009 4021 4023 4026 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4083 4084 4092 4098 4101 4107 4111 4125 4127 4128 4143 4153 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc On or adjacent to the Bronze Age settlement site, Pit D 27m north of ring ditch II,4 (Site 1006) contained an upright Early Bronze Age collared urn holding cremated human bone of one adult including some animal fragments, placed in its southern segment. The pit was unmarked by any ditch or mound, and measured c1.4m in diameter x 0.9m deep. There was loam and gravel fill, which also contained sherds from one or more additional urns, charcoal, daub, animal bone (sheep, pig) and flints. This was an unusual amount of domestic material for such a pit, and the daub content suggests very close proximity to the settlement itself.

A probable Pit E contained sherds of a biconical type urn and cremated bone of a large middle aged person, and was in the area between ring ditch II,1 and pit B.
Remains/Period Y4
County Oxfordshire
Region SE
National grid square SP
X coordinate 401
Y coordinate 57
Bibliographic source Case 1982d


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