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Site name Weymouth 34, Rimbury Sepulchral Site
Site number 1611
Burial codes 3005 3009 3021 3023 3025 3028 3030 3035 3043 3048 3051 3065 3075 3081 3083 3093 3098 3104 3108 3111 3128 3143 3153 3156 3161 3173 3181
14/1300bc-8/700bc A possible barrow site, with inhumations (some in stone lined graves) among and below nearly 100 urn cremation deposits. The urns were mostly upright, and nearly all contained burnt bones. They consisted of bucket, barrel and globular urns, nearly all covered by thin stone slabs. The deposition mode was very similar in each case according to Warne, save in one instance where two like urns were placed carefully and closely side by side, and covered by thin flat stones, possibly representing a joint family burial.

One stone cist contained both an inhumation and a small urn filled with calcined bone and ash. Another contained the skeleton of a young person.

Previous history of removal of human skeletal material from the site of the neighbouring chalk pit suggests that Rimbury was a very large cemetery.
Remains/Period Y3
County Dorset
Region S
National grid square SY
X coordinate 698
Y coordinate 834
Bibliographic source Warne 1866, Grinsell 1959


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