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|Site name||Caerloggas I|
|Burial codes||4001 4005 4021 4024 4025 4028 4030 4033 4041 4045 4051 4065 4075 4084 4091 4098 4104 4111 4121 4123 4130 4143 4153 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A ring banked enclosure, with a SW entrance with rounded terminals, centred on a large flat topped moorstone. The central area of 12m diameter had otherwise been cleared of moorstone, and turf laid down level. The initial inner pre-bank entrance of moorstones was left standing, but was not opposite the causeway, and had a ring of yellow clay.
A grave-like central pit 1.8m x 1m x 0.45m deep was dug beneath the north east side of the central moorstone, and filled first with a topsoil and black earth deposit, then with tightly wedged granite lumps, turves and gritty soil which had a very high phosphate content but no human skeletal material. The fill included flints, 14 white pebbles, one worn quartz crystal, one incised slate, one burnt and broken killas pebble and 3 unused of the same, a tourmaline pebble and two fragments of heavily burnt long bones.
There were two small separate pits filled with fine black soil and granite lumps. The bank supported a number of projecting posts, and was of three distinct phases of heightening and enlargement, the last topped with a cairn ring.
There were 2 bronze dagger fragments of Early Bronze Age date from the levelling turves. Tin slag was found in the levelling, in the form of glass slag with globules in it, evidence for smelting nearby. From the soil in the west interior came an amber fragment, possibly from an amulet.
|National grid square||SX|
|Bibliographic source||Miles 1975a|
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