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Site name Little Somborne
Site number 1326
Burial codes 2002 2003 2021 2023 2026 2028 2030 2035 2036 2042 2047 2051 2065 2075 2084 2092 2098 2101 2104 2105 2106 2111 2127 2128 2143 2153 2181
8/700bc-100bc A settlement site with in Pit 365 the burial of 2 adults (1 certain and 1 possible male), one c20-21, the other in the range c25-40. The bodies appeared to have been thrown into the pit haphazardly, then packed with a heavy concentration of flint and a large rotary quern. In the upper filling of the pit was a sherd of a 3rd-1st Century BC jar and a fragment of a triangular baked clay loomweight. In the same filling was also an iron spearhead, not thought to be associated with the burials.

In Pit 122 were three fragments of three adult unsexed skeletons, a right humerus, left parietal, and a fragmentary right humerus. The pit contained fragments of a pot of 3rd-1st Centuries BC, and much flint (many burnt) in the secondary chalk loam layer.
Remains/Period Y2
County Hampshire
Region S
National grid square SU
X coordinate 389
Y coordinate 328
Bibliographic source Neal 1980, Wait 1985


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