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Site name Cheddar 4, Tynings Farm (C), T14
Site number 301
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4053 4065 4075 4084 4093 4098 4104 4111 4122 4123 4128 4129 4143 4153 4154 4156 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A cairn bounded by a kerb and encircled by a causewayed ditch. An entrance flanked by larger slabs had possibly faced the causeway. The cairn covered a fence of upright stones enclosing a circular space c6.9m in diameter. A small central cist contained a small amount of calcined human skeletal material. Much calcined human skeletal material was scattered on the soil covering the cist, on many basal stones, on the natural surface between them, and on and among the peristalith stones. Cremation had taken place off the site.

There was a large secondary burial pit with fragments of a small hollow necked carinated vessel. There were a few fine arrow heads, fluted hollow based barbs (petit tranchet derivatives) and other flint implements.
Remains/Period Y4
County Somerset
Region SW
National grid square ST
X coordinate 470
Y coordinate 563
Bibliographic source Read 1924, Taylor 1933b, 1951b, Grinsell 1971


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