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Site name Barrow Hills Field Ring Ditch F611, Radley
Site number 1046
Burial codes 4001 4005 4021 4024 4025 4028 4030 4035 4036 4041 4048 4051 4053 4065 4075 4084 4091 4104 4111 4131 4143 4151 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A ring ditch of c9m diameter but with a ditch c1.8m deep, steep sided and flat bottomed, cut by the outer ditch of Barrow 12 (Site 1048). Ranged around the floor of the ditch were 5 large deer antlers and two groups of articulated animal bone. The latter consisted of shoulder blades with upper and lower leg bones and are probably those of an immature cow. The ditch fill produced animal bones, waste flints, a Langdale axe fragment, large plain pot sherds of a Neolithic (?)bowl and charcoal deposits.

Contemporary with the cutting of the ditch, the old topsoil and natural gravel within the ring were reduced by c1m. Over the centre of this cone of undisturbed natural gravel in a layer post dating the natural ditch silting, a (?)biconical urn and cremation were found with articulated animal bone close by. This may have been the remains of an overlying pond barrow.
Remains/Period Y4
County Berkshire
Region SE
National grid square SU
X coordinate 513
Y coordinate 981
Bibliographic source Bradley, Chambers and Halpin 1984, Chambers and Halpin 1985


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