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Site name Rosecliston, Newquay
Site number 219
Burial codes 4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4045 4051 4065 4075 4081 4101 4107 4112 4123 4143 4152 4153 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A slate slab covered a near circular pit dug into the clay subsoil in which had been set an inverted urn containing the incomplete cremated bone of a male c50, a small quantity of oak charcoal, and a small bronze knife-dagger. The urn was biconical, ribbon handled, early of its kind and set on soft clay lying on a slab of shillet. Some ash and charcoal was scattered by the pit edge. The urn may have been set upright before being inverted to judge from two circular impressions left in the soft clay lying on a slab of shillet at the base of the pit - the outer ring was the same size as that of the urn rim.

It was possibly the central burial of a barrow, as there was a surrounding ditch in the excavation section, containing a spray of oak. The barrow may have been covered in quartz.
Remains/Period Y4
County Cornwall
Region SW
National grid square SW
X coordinate 814
Y coordinate 593
Bibliographic source Dudley and Thomas 1965


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