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Site name Guy's Rift, Slaughterford, Biddlestone
Site number 1303
Burial codes 1006 1009 1021 1023 1026 1028 1030 1035 1042 1046 1051 1065 1075 1084 1091 1098 1102 1104 1106 1107 1108 1110 1128 1143 1166 1181
100bc-AD43 A narrow fissure contained the disturbed remains of an aged male, three middle-aged adults, and three children c4, 6 and 11. Associated with these was a limited quantity of crude Iron Age pottery, one pot bearing resemblance to a type found at Fifield Bavant. The excavator could not suggest whether the pottery generally was Hallstatt or early La Tene but was clear that it was Iron Age. [Bruck states that the pottery was Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age.]

The oldest child was found under a large flat stone lying obliquely across the passage at a point where the passage narrowed and turned, c7.8m from the entrance.. The others were found along the passage length. It was not clear whether these all were deliberate depositions.
Remains/Period Y1
County Wiltshire
Region S
National grid square ST
X coordinate 845
Y coordinate 737
Bibliographic source Hewer 1925a, Whimster 1981, Bruck 1995


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