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|Site name||Pin's Knoll, Litton Cheney|
|Burial codes||1003 1009 1021 1023 1026 1028 1030 1035 1042 1046 1051 1065 1071 1072 1074 1084 1098 1103 1106 1107 1108 1110 1121 1122 1125 1126 1128 1129 1130 1143 1153 1181|
|100bc-AD43||Six inhumations were discovered in earth graves on the site of a Later Iron Age settlement. The group appeared to be part of a small community burial ground.
No 1 was the skeleton of an adult male c50, flexed on the right side in a grave partly overlying an earlier pit, right arm bent to chin, left across the body, oriented N, and accompanied by a Class 1 bead-rim bowl by the head and an iron brooch nearby.
No 2 was the skeleton of an adolescent male c16 lying flexed on the right side, arms across the chest, oriented N. Associated with the burial were iron (shroud?) clips at the shoulder and chest, 2 bronze studs, an iron stylus, a set of 10 oval and 10 circular gaming pieces, a pig mandible and a slingstone. The gaming pieces were 17 of calcium carbonate and 3 replacements of coarse pottery, Samian and oyster shell.
No 3 was the skeleton of an adult female c30, lying contracted on the right side with the hands together under the chin, oriented NW and without grave goods.
No 4 was the skeleton of an adult female c30, lying crouched on the right side with the head resting on the hands, without grave goods and oriented NW.
No 5 was the skeleton of an aged male oriented E, lying crouched on the right side with the right arm across the chest, the left arm over the abdomen. Associated with the burial was a Durotrigian jar by the knees, a penannular brooch (Fowler Class B) by the left arm, and the skeleton of a young sheep by the feet.
No 6 was the skeleton of a child c5 lying crouched on the right side in a shallow grave, oriented E, and accompanied by a Class 1 bead-rim bowl near the head, a bronze penannular brooch with traces of iron pin (Fowler Class B), a bronze bracelet with suspended bronze ring, and a hinged brooch of tinned bronze with flattened bow. All of the metalwork items were lying on the chest of the child.
|National grid square||SY|
|Bibliographic source||Bailey 1959, 1967, Whimster 1981|
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