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|Site name||Jordan Hill, Weymouth|
|Burial codes||1002 1005 1022 1023 1025 1028 1030 1035 1042 1046 1051 1065 1075 1084 1098 1103 1110 1121 1122 1123 1129 1143 1153 1156 1181|
|100bc-AD43||A major cemetery area c270m north and north east of the Romano-Celtic temple had been principally used during the later 1st and early 2nd Centuries AD, but had possible pre-Conquest origins. Over 80 individual inhumations of adults and children were found, most crouched or contracted in earth graves without any uniform pattern of orientation, but a small number buried in cists. There appear to have been family burial plots in some places, as low stone walls defined groups. There appears to have been a general custom of supplying grave goods (up to 125 pottery vessels were found, 80 surviving), but some graves were more richly furnished than others.
The associated objects included: 80 vessels included a majority of Durotrigian vessels (20 Class 1 bowls, 7 Class 2 bowls, 4 Class 4 bowls, 5 Class 7 jars, 3 Class 8 tankards and one Class 9 lid), Samian and imitation Samian wares, Gallo-Belgic terra nigra and terra rubra platters and bowl, and 2 lead-glazed beakers. One exceptional group comprised 9 vessels and an engraved shale plaque.
Other objects certainly or possibly associated with burials were: a bronze armlet, bronze finger rings, 3 bronze brooches, iron arrow heads, an iron sword, iron styli, bone weaving combs, sling stones, shale and chalk beads, a bone spearhead, an iron knife, iron nails, an iron spear ferrule, a shale armlet, a shale table leg, a single Durotrigian silver coin, 3 3rd-4th Century coins, a fragments of Romano-British pottery. Other material less securely attributed includes 4 further shale plaques, iron swan-necked and ring-headed pins, La Tene I and III Romano-British brooches and a Roman bronze mirror handle.
|National grid square||SY|
|Bibliographic source||Warne 1872, Fox C F 1952a/b, Brailsford 1958, RCHM 1970, Whimster 1981|
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