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|Site name||Ring ditch 4 between Linch Hill and Stanton Harcourt|
|Burial codes||4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4104 4108 4110 4111 4124 4128 4143 4151 4153 4159 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A ring ditch containing seven cremation burials.
Burial 1 was covered by two slabs of gravel conglomerate and comprised a mass of dark loam in which were charcoal, fire-cracked pebbles and a small quantity of burnt bone possibly of a child. There was no obvious pit.
Burial 2 was covered by a slab of gravel conglomerate, was smaller in area and contained only minute fragments of burned bone, possibly of a child. There was a thin layer of soil between the cremation deposit and the bottom of the covering slab.
Burial 3 was of three adults or more, and formed a scatter of dark loam, charcoal, much burned bone, sherds and cracked pebbles. It was not covered.
Burial 4 was 9m east of the ring ditch in a shallow circular pit 0.45m in diameter dug into the gravel, and with a clay lining. It contained the cremated bones of one adult and 4 sherds.
Burials 5, 6 and 7 were in the ditch filling or ditch edge. No 5 comprised fragments of burned bone from an adult and two sherds, No 6 was an assumed burial from fragments of a Middle Bronze Age accessory vessel recovered, and No 7 was in the interior of the ring ditch near its edge, being fragments of burned bone from one individual and a sherd.
|National grid square||SP|
|Bibliographic source||Hamlin and Case 1963|
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