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Site name Winterbourne Stoke 44, Rollestone Down
Site number 494
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4029 4031 4043 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4104 4009 4110 4111 4128 4131 4143 4152 4153 4181 4200
2500bc-14/1300bc A bell barrow with penannular ditch, the opening extending from the NNW to ENE points, the ditches having rounded ends. Slightly east of the barrow centre a pit (Pit 1) had been cut measuring 0.9m x 0.6m x 0.2m deep and contained 20 fragments of cremated bone mixed with ash and loam, probably of an adult. A flint cairn covered the deposit and the cairn was sealed with a layer of turfy loam. A second pit to the north was also sealed and contained the partly dismembered carcass of a sheep, a group of foetal bones above its tail. The barrow mound was of alternate dumps of chalk and earth: the source of the chalk and the high density of the chalk nodules was hard to explain. There was grooved ware in the mound material.

RC: from antler furnishing the cremation in Pit 1 HAR-4832 1810 +/- 70
Remains/Period Y4
County Wiltshire
Region S
National grid square SU
X coordinate 90
Y coordinate 435
Bibliographic source Green and Rollo-Smith 1984


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