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Site name Corfe Castle 22, Bottom Cowleaze
Site number 1593
Burial codes 3002 3005 3021 3023 3025 3028 3029 3035 3043 3048 3051 3053 3065 3075 3081 3084 3098 3104 3111 3121 3128 3143 3152 3154 3160 3161 3181
14/1300bc-8/700bc A bowl barrow containing a primary or secondary inverted urn, highly ornamented, with applied handles, possibly a Middle/Late Bronze Age hybrid. This was standing on two flat stones, packed carefully about with other stones, and then covered by a cairn which also contained two (?)secondary deposits of burnt bones in small bucket urns, both very small in quantity. Over one of these urns a human shin bone was set, and by the other there was a bone ornament.

Some of the stones in the packing were sandstones from c3 miles distant. Encircling the south side of the barrow c2m from the centre were some larger stones set upright and partially sunk into the ground. At this side were extensive traces of fire with a black earth, possibly a pyre site.

[There was a possibly intrusive inhumation at the barrow summit accompanied by a penannular bronze brooch with knobbed terminals.]
Remains/Period Y3
County Dorset
Region S
National grid square SY
X coordinate 966
Y coordinate 785
Bibliographic source Warne 1866, Grinsell 1959


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