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Site name Carn Creis, Boscregan, St Just in Penwith
Site number 185
Burial codes 4005 4009 4022 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4093 4098 4104 4111 4121 4124 4129 4143 4152 4161 4181 3005 3009 3022 3023 3025 3028 3030 3035 3041 3048 3051 3065 3075 3084 3093 3098 3104 3111 3128 3143 3152 3161 3181
2500bc-14/1300bc A barrow with a ring of stones c5.4m in diameter heaped around a large square flat rock, containing several burials.

One was burnt human skeletal material possibly from a child or a female adult accompanied by a few sherds of thin hard-baked sand glazed pottery, and a dozen segmented beads of bright blue faience, 10 cylindrical and fluted, 2 barrel shaped, and associated with a button with a V-shaped perforation, a heart shaped stone with flinty excrescences perforated and probably intended as a charm for the necklace, and the base of a leaf-shaped arrow head of dark flint, finely worked. 0.3m away was a miniature (biconical?) urn associated with a cremation.

Opposite this was a crude bucket urn filled with cremated bones, some of which had marked the pot inner side, implying their insertion while the clay was unbaked. Close beside this urn was a globular urn with handles, but no burial evidence was mentioned. About 0.5m to the west of this was a possible Roman-British cremation (ashes, bones, and a green glass vessel). These were mixed with the cremated contents of a plain barrel shaped urn with two handles. Several of these interments were placed under the projecting edge of the rock.
14/1300bc-8/700bc Overlap site with 2500-14/1300.
Remains/Period Y4 Y3
County Cornwall
Region SW
National grid square SW
X coordinate 358
Y coordinate 304
Bibliographic source Borlase 1878-81, 1886, Hencken 1932


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