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Site name Shorncote Quarry A, Somerford Keynes
Site number 1472
Burial codes 4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4031 4042 4046 4051 4065 4071 4084 4091 4098 4104 4111 4122 4123 4129 4143 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A ring ditch with at the centre a poorly preserved crouched inhumation in a rectangular grave 1.75m x 1.4m x 0.44m deep in the natural gravel, the body on its left side, head to NW facing NE, accompanied by a poor quality late (S4) Beaker with panelled decoration. This was placed behind the head along with a flint scraper/flake. Other flint objects placed at the feet of the skeleton were: an edge modified flake, a backed knife and a dagger. The dagger is a particularly fine example and retains a pair of notches on either edge which would have helped to secure it to a shaft.

The body was of a possible male c30 or more.
Remains/Period Y4
County Gloucestershire
Region SW
National grid square SU
X coordinate 30
Y coordinate 967
Bibliographic source Glass 1991, Barclay and Glass 1995


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