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|Site name||Durrington 67, Woodhenge Group|
|Burial codes||4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4042 4047 4051 4053 4065 4071 4075 4082 4093 4098 4101 4104 4111 4112 4122 4129 4143 4153 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||Two concentric circles surrounding a central grave and eight other holes, all to the north of the grave. The grave pit was an oblong 2.1m x 1.5m x 1m deep in the natural chalk, containing a crouched male skeleton, head to north, hands folded across the chest, and on the left side facing east. There was a crushed A Beaker on its side, the base near the top of the skull. A perforated stone axe touched the forehead, on its point. The rubble in the fill contained a flint arrow head and pig bones among the pure chalk; a darker layer of possibly decayed turf surrounded the body above the initial chalk infill which contained 4 large flints possibly supporting the body.
In the outer ditch at the north east was a complete skeleton and parts of two others above the old turf line. Opposite these in the inner ditch at least 8 adults were buried in shallow graves dug partly over the filled in ditch, partly into the chalk bank. There was no evidence to date the ditch burials.
Of the eight holes in the circle, 2 were filled with soil, and the others contained soil and pottery (3), flint arrow head (1), flint (2), animal bone of ox and pig (3), and charcoal (2).
|National grid square||SU|
|Bibliographic source||Cunnington M E 1929, Grinsell 1957a|
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