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Site name Cheddar 1, Tynings Farm (W), T13
Site number 299
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4043 4045 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4098 4104 4111 4128 4129 4143 4152 4154 4156 4159 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A bowl type cairn tumulus with a single causewayed ditch. The cairn was bounded by recumbent limestone blocks with a funnel entrance opposite the causeway. The primary burial was in a cist 1.2m x 0.8m x 0.33m deep, oriented W/E, with rough stone walls and a paved floor, which contained stones, earth and a few fragments of burnt bone. This was either a cremation in situ, or more likely the cremation deposit was placed within while still hot, as the cist wall showed signs of burning. Below the cist floor was a layer of black earth and burnt bone resting on the original subsoil. No pottery or metalwork was found in the cist.

A second cist sunk into the ground contained unburnt human bones and a vessel like a Bi Beaker. There was calcined bone on the ground surface.
Remains/Period Y4
County Somerset
Region SW
National grid square ST
X coordinate 468
Y coordinate 564
Bibliographic source Read 1924, Taylor 1951b, Grinsell 1971


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