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|Site name||Long Down|
|Burial codes||4005 4009 4021 4023 4026 4028 4030 4035 4043 4047 4051 4053 4065 4075 4083 4092 4098 4102 4104 4106 4110 4111 4128 4143 4153 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||Two possible isolated cremation burials each in a pit, and a collared bipartite urn of Longworth's secondary series set upright in another shallow chalk cut pit. 0.7m to the north of the urn was the first burial pit containing cremated human bone of an adult mixed with chalky soil in the base, and to the east of that the second burial pit only 10cm deep with the traces of a cremation of an adult. A large number of fire cracked flints and a few flakes were associated with the burials.
150m north east of the collared urn were two flat graves of probable oval shape each containing a single unaccompanied crouched burial. Burial 1 was of an adult female c30-35 in a pit cut 0.5m into the chalk, the skeleton resting on the chalk base. Burial 2 was of an adult female c25-30 and similarly interred in a pit 0.48m deep. The pit fills and part of the skeletons appeared to have been much disturbed by rabbit warrens. The layer of struck flints above the graves (remains of a working site) is consistent with a Bronze Age or earlier date.
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|Bibliographic source||Drewett 1982a/b|
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