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|Site name||Figsbury Rings|
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|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.
|National grid square||SU|
|Bibliographic source||Cunnington M E 1925, 1934, Wilson 1981, Bruck 1995|
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