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Site name Newton, Swansea
Site number 381
Burial codes 4001 4005 4007 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4104 4111 4128 4143 4153 4154 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A stone cairn with a ring of upright revetment blocks, a core of yellow sandy loam and a rubble casing of large water rolled pebbles. The cairn was built on the site of an abandoned circular hut 9m in diameter, whose post holes contained late Beaker sherds.

Re-excavation in 1969 found a primary burial pit 1.5m north west of the centre, boat shaped, 1.5m across x 0.6m deep. It was filled to the brim with loose stones scattered throughout with fragments of burnt human bone. There were no accompanying grave goods. There were food vessel sherds on the cairn base, and Beaker sherds in the core material in the north west area.

There were three secondary stone cists with stone slab walls, badly disturbed, and with no trace of interments (1929 report).
Remains/Period Y4
County West Glamorgan
Region SW
National grid square SS
X coordinate 606
Y coordinate 887
Bibliographic source Lloyd Jones 1929, Savory 1969, 1970a, 1982


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