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Site name The Warren, Merthyr Mawr
Site number 1306
Burial codes 1005 1009 1021 1023 1026 1028 1030 1035 1042 1046 1051 1065 1073 1075 1084 1091 1098 1102 1104 1106 1108 1110 1128 1143 1153 1156 1171 1181
100bc-AD43 A cist 0.5m long was found containing the fragmentary crouched skeleton of a child, with no clearly associated objects, and ascribed to the Iron Age because of the adjacent settlement activity, and its location on a considerable depth of sand. The remains of a small kerb of widely spaced limestone blocks 10m in diameter surrounded the cist. [1948 find]

A crouched inhumation of a probable female c20-30 lay on its left side, head to S, knees drawn up to the waist, without grave goods, although a bronze pin from a penannular brooch of Glastonbury type (Iron Age B) was found on top of the clay surface with charcoal and burnt stones c4.5m south of the burial. There was no cairn or covering mound. This burial was similarly ascribed to the Late Iron Age. [1954 find]
Remains/Period Y1
County Mid Glamorgan
Region SW
National grid square SS
X coordinate 859
Y coordinate 770
Bibliographic source Savory 1948-49, 1950, 1954b, Whimster 1981


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