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Site name Chanctonbury
Site number 1119
Burial codes 4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4036 4042 4046 4051 4065 4073 4084 4091 4098 4102 4106 4123 4124 4130 4141 4152 4153 4162 4168 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A round barrow with ditch covering a central rectangular grave oriented NS containing the inhumation of a female adult c30-35, head to SW, crouched on the left side, with a fragment of carbonised wood and a pea-sized fragment of crude pottery in front of the face. A large flint rested against the left shoulder. The body was close to the west side of the grave and appears to have been buried with the arms and legs trussed up, possibly in a bag. It was probably accompanied by an ogival Wessex type bronze dagger found near a phalanx of the hand missing from the inhumation and in soil disturbed by rabbits. There were the remains of a post supported by a cairn of flints 0.6m to the east of the grave, contemporaneous with the barrow mound which here contained chalk rubble including many flints, animal bones, mussel shell, charcoal and tiny sherds of rough pottery, all capped by large flints. The north west face of the mound was the steepest, and carefully reveted by a wall of flints.

[There was an undatable unaccompanied cremation 1.2m inside the east sector of the ditch. In the east sector of the ditch was a carbonised piece of timber c0.9m x 7.5cm.]
Remains/Period Y4
County Sussex
Region SE
National grid square TQ
X coordinate 139
Y coordinate 121
Bibliographic source Ratcliffe-Densham 1968


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