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|Site name||Chaldon Herring 16|
|Burial codes||3001 3005 3021 3023 3025 3028 3030 3031 3034 3036 3041 3045 3051 3065 3075 3084 3091 3098 3102 3107 3124 3128 3143 3152 3153 3167 3181|
|14/1300bc-8/700bc||A bowl barrow with a ditch with causeways at the WSW and NNW points c0.6m wide, the ditch being similar in construction to that of Chaldon Herring 15 (Site 677), with a channel and flint/sherd lining. One part appeared to have been deliberately back filled with small stones and flint, thus sealing struck flint and datable pottery including Deverel-Rimbury globular urn sherds.
There was a shallow central pit containing cremated human bone fragments and a few small Bronze Age pot sherds: it was not disturbed and appears to have been a minimal deposit of bone and sherds, probably following the cremation of an adult female c40-50. Round the central pit appeared the remains of three stake holes of a rectangular structure centred on the pit c0.9m square, a possible mortuary house.
Artefacts, flakes, and cores were found throughout the barrow, and possibly this barrow and Site 677 had been built on an old Mesolithic working floor.
|National grid square||SY|
|Bibliographic source||White 1974b|
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