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|Site name||Felmersham 2, Radwell Gravel Pits|
|Burial codes||2001 2005 2021 2023 2025 2028 2030 2035 2041 2045 2051 2065 2075 2084 2091 2098 2101 2106 2128 2143 2153 2161 2181 1005 1009 1021 1023 1026 1028 1030 1035 1042 1046 1051 1065 1075 1084 1091 1096 1098 1103 1105 1107 1128 1129 1143 1153 1157 1181|
|8/700bc-100bc||A Fengate style urn of c6/5th Century CalBC was buried in the centre of a very small ring ditch c3.7m in diameter. The well crushed bones were only part of a skeleton, probably an adult male c30. The excavator believed the burial was in an open field system, and was a survival of Bronze Age rites.|
|100bc-AD43||A small group of Late Belgic inhumation burials was found c270m from a Belgic enclosure ditch on the site. They were buried c1.1m deep, extended, with no regular system of orientation, three interred in coffins of which the iron nails survived. All of these three skeletons were substantially complete, with the left arm folded back over the rib cage, and the right either above or below the pelvis. Burial S1 was a female c50, S2 a female c50 at least, S3 a post adolescent, and S4 a probable male c50 or more.
They are dated by a single funerary urn by the head of S2, characteristic of the Late Belgic period, just post-Conquest, in the second quarter of the 1st century AD.
|National grid square||TL|
|Bibliographic source||Hall 1973|
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