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Site name Cataclews 10
Site number 210
Burial codes 4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4032 4041 4045 4052 4053 4065 4075 4085 4093 4098 4104 4111 4128 4143 4154 4156 4160 4181 4200
2500bc-14/1300bc A low cairn of smallish stones and earth covered by yellow sandy soil, raised over an area defined by two kerbs of large stones laid flat. The outer kerb was a circle, the inner an ellipse touching the back of the outer kerb on the west side. The ellipse was oriented EW. The base of the barrow appears to have been cleared first. An area 1.2m x 2.3m immediately west of the centre was charred and on it lay a mass of charcoal with a few fragments of bone. A small cist 0.48m x 0.3m in the south east quadrant held bone and charcoal. The bone was from an adult. Pottery was scattered throughout the central area of the cairn, and in the yellow sandy soil cover. It was a possible pyre cremation of one person, but there were several broken pots of Trevisker 1 and 2 ware unconnected with the cremation disposal. Many flints were recovered, but the area appeared rich in flint scatters in any case.

RC: from the charcoal mass west of centre HAR-8099 1560 +/- 70
Remains/Period Y4
County Cornwall
Region SW
National grid square SW
X coordinate 869
Y coordinate 760
Bibliographic source Christie 1985


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