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|Site name||Temple Guiting 8, Bevan's Quarry|
|Burial codes||4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4053 4065 4075 4084 4093 4098 4102 4104 4108 4110 4124 4125 4128 4143 4152 4153 4161 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A round barrow with a primary burial of a cremation without grave goods, placed in a small hole dug through the original ground level into underlying rock. A wide ash and burnt material spread (not a pyre) lay on the original land surface, covering also the pit. A turf mound covered the burial, was edged with stakes, and capped with stones. Two further cremations (small spreads of calcined bones and sherds) had been inserted into the turf disturbing the capping. Flints and animal bones (fox and badger jaws) were also found accompanying one cremation, of an adult c18-25.
A wide clay bank enclosed the turf mound, the bank material containing fragments of stone axe, 27 flints, several rim sherds, and 3 more satellite cremations. A stone revetment supported the outer wall of the bank. The whole barrow was built over with stone to form a cairn-like structure. There was an outer berm, and then a ditch surrounding the whole.
In the south east quadrant there were 5 cremations in Middle Bronze Age cinerary urns later inserted as secondary burials, between the turf barrow mound and the clay bank. There were the remains of nine vessels, mostly of the biconical Wessex type. The cremations were of at least 6 adults (2 females) and possibly a child.
|National grid square||SP|
|Bibliographic source||O'Neil 1967|
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