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Site name Boscombe Down, Idmiston
Site number 1202
Burial codes 2001 2003 2022 2023 2026 2028 2030 2035 2036 2042 2046 2051 2065 2071 2084 2091 2097 2102 2107 2127 2128 2143 2153 2181
8/700bc-100bc A settlement of perhaps 20-40 acres comprising at least three contiguous villages occupied from c5th Century BC to the 1st Century AD. [There was also a 3rd/4th Century AD cemetery.]

The site at Area R contained a pit burial of Skeleton I, that of an adult female c40-55 found crouched on the left side and oriented N, in the filling which was homogeneous above and below the body. In the fill were Iron Age A sherds and more fragmented human bones. The body appeared to have been thrown in casually.
Remains/Period Y2
County Wiltshire
Region S
National grid square SU
X coordinate 189
Y coordinate 398
Bibliographic source Richardson 1951, Whimster 1981


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