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|Site name||Solisbury Hill, Batheaston|
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|8/700bc-100bc||Two skeletons were found lying superimposed beneath the rampart of the hill fort in a grave above the north west quarry (Quarry N), and accompanied by sherds of a small pedestal based vessel of La Tene I. Skeleton A was buried contracted in a shallow grave, on its left side, head to SE, the skull protected by two rough stones. The body was complete except for some small bones of the hands and feet. Skeleton B had been set on top of A, and the upper half of the skull was missing. At another place in the same quarry part of a left tibia was found, possibly debris from the same grave.
A piece of human left parietal bone was found in a possible occupation layer in Quarry H, 2-3m west of the rampart. A lower jaw was found at Quarry K; and elsewhere (not noted) a metatarsal or metacarpal, part of the shaft of a long limb bone, and two much-worn teeth.
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|Bibliographic source||Collins and Cantrill 1909, Dobson 1931, Hawkes and Dunning 1932, Whimster 1981|
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