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|Site name||Ditchling Field, Cold Dean|
|Burial codes||4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4036 4043 4045 4048 4051 4065 4075 4081 4093 4098 4104 4108 4110 4111 4128 4143 4152 4153 4161 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A small bowl barrow with a mound of large flints (including many worked flints of poor workmanship, and a fine hammerstone) but no evidence for a ditch, erected over a collared urn in a small hollow cut into the solid chalk, c0.6m deep and c1.35m west of the barrow centre. The urn was inverted and completely filled with cremated human remains, probably of a young person. It was packed around in its hollow with large flints and clay, with a cluster of sarsen stones above it.
About 3.3m east of the centre was a second very large collared urn, inverted but much damaged by ploughing, several unburnt human skull fragments and teeth being found within the circle of the surviving rim. The skull was adult, the teeth those of a child.
The cremation of a young person was found in a small hollow cut in the solid chalk c1.8m south of the centre.
|National grid square||TQ|
|Bibliographic source||Holleyman and Yeates 1960|
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