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Site name Barrow VI, West Heath, Harting
Site number 1113
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4045 4048 4051 4052 4053 4065 4075 4083 4092 4094 4104 4108 4111 4128 4141 4152 4153 4161 4181 4200
2500bc-14/1300bc A barrow with turf mound set on a land surface probably cleared by burning. About 10m south of the centre of the mound was a pit c1.5m in diameter x 1.1m deep which contained possible (marker?) post remains, and two thirds of the way up the pit two collared urns set upright, one containing the cremated remains of a mature adult male. Within a black layer of sand above were two further collared urns, one of which contained the cremated bones of an adult male lacking all skull bones (the head missing at cremation), the second a few fragments of cremated bone of a child. Turves filled in the top of the pit. This site may have been left for some time before being covered by the barrow.

Several other features were near this pit: a small sub-rectangular pit 8cm deep filled with dark grey sand, large pieces of charcoal (oak, birch and hazel) and fire-cracked flints. East of this was a patch of finely powdered charcoal. Adjacent to this was a small plain pot with applied lugs set into a small hollow. To the north east of the burial pit were two small, black circular patches, a small pit, a patch of large pieces of carbonised oak, and a collared urn placed on the burial land surface with mound turves packed around it.

In the turf mound was incorporated during its construction a satellite burial of a few fragments of cremated bone of an immature individual in a collared urn.

RC: NK HAR-5281 1450 +/- 70, from charcoal in burial pit HAR-5282 1380 +/- 70, from cremated bone in urn HAR-5283 1360 +/- 70, NK HAR-5322 1700 +/- 100, from collared urn HAR-5323 2290 +/- 120, from cremated bone (adult) HAR-5321 1610 +/- 100, from cremated bone (child) HAR-5285 2390 +/- 70
Remains/Period Y4
County Sussex
Region SE
National grid square SU
X coordinate 786
Y coordinate 226
Bibliographic source Drewett 1985


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