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Site name Try, Gulval
Site number 215
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.
Remains/Period Y4
County Cornwall
Region SW
National grid square SW
X coordinate 460
Y coordinate 350
Bibliographic source Russell and Pool 1964


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