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Site name Bury Hill, Upper Clatford
Site number 1220
Burial codes 2002 2003 2021 2023 2026 2028 2030 2035 2042 2046 2051 2053 2065 2073 2075 2084 2092 2096 2102 2106 2107 2122 2128 2143 2152 2181
8/700bc-100bc A hillfort containing two inhumations in shallow graves. The first was in an oval grave 1.5m x 0.9m scooped in the chalk surface 1.8m behind the internal quarry hollow of Rampart I (Bury Hill phase I). It contained the skeleton of an adult female c25 lying on the back, head to right, oriented SE, legs flexed over or to the side of the body. The torso had been covered by heavy flints, but limbs were missing, possibly taken by animals. With the body was a small tubular ferrule.

No 2 was a shallow grave scooped into the chalk on the internal lip of Rampart II, 1.2m x 0.9m. It contained the skeleton of an adult female c35-50, presumably crouched or flexed, in very fragmentary condition. Stratigraphically the grave was Bury Hill phase II.
Remains/Period Y2
County Hampshire
Region S
National grid square SU
X coordinate 346
Y coordinate 435
Bibliographic source Hawkes 1940b, Cave 1941, Whimster 1981, Wilson 1981


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