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|Site name||Lidbury Camp|
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|8/700bc-100bc||A small Early Iron Age enclosure occupied from c4th Century BC to the immediate pre-Roman period, with 11 domestic refuse pits. Fragments of human remains were found at different points.
One skull fragment was found in Pit 8 with threshing debris, quern stones, 2 hammer stones and a sling bullet. A humerus was found on the occupied floor of the outer ditch east of the entrance. Three separate fragments of skulls were found in different parts of the ditch, and one fragment in Pit 7. Two vertebrae came from the ditch on the eastern side of the entrenchment. The upper part of an ulna cut and shaped into a scoop like implement was found on the occupied floor of the outer ditch east of the entrance. There was also found a shaped and perforated piece of human cranium (temporal bone) in the ditch of the enclosure west of the entrance.
|National grid square||SU|
|Bibliographic source||Cunnington M E 1917, 1934, Wilson 1981, Bruck 1995|
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