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Site name The Caburn, Glynde
Site number 1296
Burial codes 1003 1009 1021 1023 1025 1028 1030 1035 1036 1043 1045 1048 1051 1065 1075 1084 1092 1098 1101 1104 1111 1127 1129 1143 1151 1152 1153 1181
8/700bc-100bc [Possible overlap site with 100bc-AD43, if the cremation deposit was found under a low barrow as Cunliffe has argued. The earliest site phases date to the 7th or 6th Centuries CalBC, and the vessels are assigned by Cunliffe to the 6th century BC.]
100bc-AD43 A fortified enclosure with inside 147 pits and evidence of structures. A deposit of calcined bone was found with two pottery vessels beneath the primary rampart, but on top of an earlier counterscarp bank. It was sealed by a turf-line from the rampart above.

At the bottom of the roughly square-shaped Pit 80 was an adult male mandible, the pit fill being mould and chalk with sherds, a loom weight, iron dagger blade, quern fragment, and in the upper layer Romano-British pottery.

In the 1877-78 excavations, a human lower jaw was found in the south west corner of Pit 27, with sherds and animal bone. In the outer ditch a right ulna was found, and a femur in Pit 16. [Lane Fox]
Remains/Period Y2 Y1
County Sussex
Region SE
National grid square TQ
X coordinate 444
Y coordinate 89
Bibliographic source Lane Fox 1881, Curwen and Curwen 1927, Hawkes 1939b, Whimster 1981, Bruck 1995


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