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|Site name||Shorncote Quarry A, Somerford Keynes|
|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.
|National grid square||SU|
|Bibliographic source||Glass 1991, Barclay and Glass 1995|
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