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Site name Figsbury Rings
Site number 1314
Burial codes 2002 2005 2021 2023 2026 2028 2030 2035 2036 2042 2045 2051 2065 2075 2084 2092 2098 2103 2104 2105 2107 2108 2111 2127 2143 2151 2181
8/700bc-100bc A hill fort where a number of fragments of human bones were found scattered promiscuously with other animal bones most in a layer of rubbish on the floor of the inner ditch. At one spot a number of human teeth were found lying in a little group quite apart from any skull. Fragments of a skull and a collar bone were also found at c0.3m deep in accumulated soil at the edge of the south west rampart.

The remains represented a male c40-50, a male c50, an aged female, a female c60, a young male, a child c10, a child c12, a child c10-12, three adult males of unknown age, and a female of unknown age.
Remains/Period Y2
County Wiltshire
Region S
National grid square SU
X coordinate 188
Y coordinate 338
Bibliographic source Cunnington M E 1925, 1934, Wilson 1981, Bruck 1995


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