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|Site name||Amesbury 58|
|Burial codes||4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4036 4041 4046 4051 4065 4075 4084 4091 4098 4104 4111 4123 4130 4143 4152 4153 4181 4200|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A bell barrow capped by chalk rubble covering a loam core over a central loam, flint nodule and chalk rubble covering on the original turf line. A central grave pit 1.3m x 0.8m x 0.7m deep was loosely infilled with chalk rubble and soil. There was layer of grey wood ash on the flat bottom and on that a cremation heaped in a rectangular pile, the larger bones at the top. At the margin was a bronze dagger with horn hilt-plates but no pommel. There were traces of a sheath. Both had been wrapped in moss and a cloth. Close by was a large segment of iron pyrites nodule.
The loam core contained charcoal, burnt patches, weathered flints, weathered sherds, worn bone fragments and flint flakes. A surrounding ditch, with some coarse sherds in the ploughsoil. Sherds found in the loam core were of Beaker and Grooved ware.
RC: HAR-6226 1360 +/- 80
|National grid square||SU|
|Bibliographic source||Grinsell 1957a, Ashbee 1984b|
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