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Site name Llanmelin, Caerwent
Site number 1304
Burial codes 2004 2009 2021 2023 2026 2028 2030 2035 2036 2042 2047 2051 2065 2075 2084 2092 2098 2103 2106 2111 2112 2125 2127 2128 2143 2151 2181
8/700bc-100bc A small multi-vallate hillfort occupied c200BC-AD75 (widest range) had an annex in which there 2 inhumations. The annex slightly post dated completion of the camp.

Inhumation No 1 in section PQ was the skeleton of an adult dolichocephalic male c25-40 at the bottom of the filling of the outer south western ditch of Enclosure A. The skull was smashed when found and many other bones were missing. With these were bones of ox and pig and a couple of sherds of hand made pottery. The latter suggested deposition in the occupation phase of the earthwork.

No 2 in section TQ was the skeleton of an adult female found outside the north eastern defences of Enclosure B lying on the rock surface, much missing including the skull.
Remains/Period Y2
County Gwent
Region SW
National grid square ST
X coordinate 460
Y coordinate 925
Bibliographic source Nash-Williams 1932, Whimster 1981


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