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|Site 2, Linch Hill Corner, Stanton Harcourt
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|A double ring ditch, formed by two concentric ditches, the inner with causeways at the north. A rectangular grave 3m x 2.2m x 0.75m deep was at the centre, oriented NS. A layer of brown earth covered most of the floor and extended up the side of the pit, which was filled with clean gravel with a few patches of soil. The pit contained the crouched burial of a young female, half on its back, on its right side, head to south, towards the south end of the pit. On the grave floor against the left forearm were a jet slider and a much used flint knife.
There was secondary inhumation burial with its own small enclosing ring ditch intersecting the larger ditches, lying in the space between the ditches almost opposite the easterly of the two causeways. The crouched burial was made in a small coffin or box set rather to the south west side of the pit and at least 1.5m long x 0.6m wide. The body was of a young male, very crouched, on its left side, head to north, arms folded across the front so that the hands were on the shoulders. It was accompanied by a B1 type Beaker laid on its side, 7 barbed and tanged flint arrow heads in a group at the base of the pelvis, and a bone ring-pendant shaped like a small hand-glass. On the inner lip of ditch A1 and directly beside the burial pit was a small hollow containing a few bones of a sheep including part of the skull.
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|Grimes 1944, 1960a, Kinnes 1979
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