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|Site name||Try, Gulval|
|Burial codes||4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4031 4043 4045 4051 4053 4065 4075 4084 4092 4104 4111 4128 4143 4153 4154 4156 4159 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A menhir was bedded in a pit dug in the rab, and extended 2.4m above ground, 1.35m below. A stone cist erected after the menhir was 1m to the east of the base, in a pit, and formed of a single stone-walled triangle trimmed to shape, on a NS axis with the centre point due east of the menhir. The cist floor was paved within the walls and near the south west corner was a handled Beaker and two unburnt bones. After the interment the cist was filled with gritty soil, calcined fragments of human skeletal material, sherds, charcoal, 2 small pieces of haematite, and many unworn pebbles. At the south west corner of the cist was a slab covered pit of soft dark soil, with charcoal smears at the base and 3 Beaker sherds at the top. To the east of the cist was a possible secondary burial, comprising a trace of sherds, calcined bone and 4 waste flints.
Over the cist and the pits was a cairn of rough unshaped stones extending to the menhir. Secondary burial traces were a possible later insert into the cairn. It is likely that the cairn and the menhir are contemporary structures as no silting layer was seen.
|National grid square||SW|
|Bibliographic source||Russell and Pool 1964|
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