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Site name Cheddar 5, Tynings Farm (E), T12
Site number 302
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4036 4041 4046 4048 4051 4065 4075 4081 4093 4102 4104 4105 4108 4110 4121 4122 4143 4152 4153 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc Bowl barrow of earthen mound. A pit burial at the centre 0.45m in diameter sunk 0.15m into the subsoil. There was a circle of small stones placed carefully around the top of the pit, over which were piled stones including flint fragments. In the pit was a large amount of calcined human skeletal material of an adult resting on a charcoal layer. Embedded in the bones was an amulet or hone stone of slate, bored at one end, and a hone stone of polished pebble. 2.4m to the north west of the centre was a large flat stone, and 1.5m beyond a second flat stone encrusted with a thick bituminous material layer. Below this was an inverted cinerary urn with a small hole to the west. The urn was an early overhanging rim urn (BA II Type 1, Phase 1) and covered 2 barrel shaped jet beads, 2 thinner jet beads, 2 small disc beads and a triangular pendant of jet, a pale turquoise-blue tube of vitreous paste (a linear series of fused beads), fragments of dull green beads, and a fine bronze lozenge shaped awl; much charcoal; and the calcined bones of a female c20 or less, and of a child c3.

Flints were scattered throughout the barrow mound, and 'much domestic waste and calcined human bone' (Taylor 1951).
Remains/Period Y4
County Somerset
Region SW
National grid square ST
X coordinate 471
Y coordinate 563
Bibliographic source Read 1924, Taylor 1951b, Grinsell 1971


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