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|Site name||Sudeley I, Belas Knap, Glo 1|
|Burial codes||5002 5005 5021 5023 5025 5027 5030 5031 5036 5043 5047 5051 5053 5065 5075 5085 5093 5094 5103 5105 5108 5109 5110 5111 5125 5127 5129 5143 5151 5152 5153 5155 5181 5183|
|3500bc - 2500bc||Long barrow oriented N, including a circular domed structure not traced in later excavations, the 1929-30 excavations not being as informative as those of 1863-5. Over the portal stone was a large lower human jaw, and under the portal stone in the blocking human skeletal material of 5 children c1-7 in age range, and a primary burial of a male c20 with animal bones, flint flakes and pottery. These are thought to have been sacrificial burials.
In the west chamber [D] were 14 primary inhumations of all ages (or 5 bodies: 4 males and 1 female c7 in another account). East chamber [C] contained 12 skeletons in a disordered state, with one fully articulated nearer the entrance. Several of these probably belonged to one family. Passage on east side [B] contained 4-5 skeletons of 2 males and 2 females, a bone scoop, animal bones, flint and sun-baked pottery. Passage on north/south axis at south end [E] contained skull fragments (the remains of a primary inhumation), teeth and animal bone (boar), with possible signs of cremation.
Between east and west chambers was a circle of flat stones surrounding soil deeply impregnated with wood ash.
|National grid square||SP|
|Bibliographic source||Lawrence 1866, Crawford 1925, Hemp 1929, Berry 1929, 1930, Radford 1930, O'Neil and Grinsell 1960|
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