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Site name Upper Slaughter I, Eyford Hill, Glo 3
Site number 21
Burial codes 5005 5009 5021 5023 5025 5028 5030 5031 5042 5044 5047 5051 5052 5065 5072 5075 5084 5093 5103 5104 5107 5108 5110 5111 5121 5125 5127 5126 5128 5129 5143 5151 5152 5155 5156 5181
3500bc - 2500bc Long barrow made of oolitic rubble and slabs of stone, surrounded by a dry stone wall, and oriented NE. There were four burial chambers, only one of which had a passage leading into it, and other less structured deposits of human remains.

Chamber C contained fragmented remains of an adult and young child, and animal bones. Chamber E contained human skeletal material of 9 adults including 3 females, and one child c11-12, and a shale bead. The condition of the remains suggested that they had been brought in semi-decayed from previous disposal. Cist D contained human skeletal material of 2 adults (a male and a female of middle age or older), 4 children (three c7-8 and one c2 or less) and a dog with the female adult, also bones of sheep and pig. Cist F contained human skeletal material of an adolescent c12-16 on its right side, oriented ESE, and accompanied by a pottery vessel. Beaker sherds were possibly associated with the secondary interments.

There was on the middle line of the barrow towards the western end a blackish seam c2m in width containing bones, but limited at the east end by stone masses under which were also found a few human skeletal fragments and animal bones.

Outside the boundary wall on the south side was the burial of a child c5-6, contracted, on the right side.
2500bc-14/1300bc Above Chamber D in the mound of the long barrow were Bi Beaker sherds.
Remains/Period Y5 N4
County Gloucestershire
Region SW
National grid square SP
X coordinate 143
Y coordinate 258
Bibliographic source Rolleston 1876, Greenwell 1877, Middleton 1900, Crawford 1925, O'Neil and Grinsell 1960


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