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|Site name||All Cannings Cross|
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|8/700bc-100bc||A settlement site with 75 pits, whose occupation began at some time in the Early Iron Age and ended c300BC (or the end of La Tene I) from metal and ceramic evidence. No complete burials were found on the site but fragments of human bone found as follows:
1 Four skull pieces worked into shapes of rectangles (2), a perforated roundel cut from dried bone (1) and one polished with fractured edges. The perforation was for suspension as it was at the edge.
2 28 unworked skull fragments from 9-12 individuals (5 male, 4 female and one unsexed). Of these one was an adult male less than c40.
These were the only human remains found. They were all quite detached from one another, and were mixed with other domestic rubbish in pits on the site.
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|Bibliographic source||Cunnington M E 1912a, 1922b, 1923, Wilson 1981, Wait 1985, Bruck 1995|
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