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Site name Frampton 4, Long Ash Lane
Site number 689
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4024 4025 4028 4030 4035 4043 4047 4051 4065 4073 4075 4081 4083 4084 4093 4098 4102 4104 4108 4110 4111 4129 4143 4152 4153 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A bowl barrow of several phases. Phase I comprised a central pit (Pit A) surrounded by a ring ditch and no evident mound. The pit was 1.3m in diameter x 0.75m deep into the chalk subsoil. It was covered with a thin layer of charcoal below which was a 0.3m layer of large flints among which was a small undecorated B2 Beaker. Below this were broken human bones, and at the pit bottom a complete female skeleton, crouched, head to S, facing east. The bones in the pit represented altogether 3 adult females and 2 children. The ditch had silted up completely before a mound was later built.

In Phase II a large collared urn was interred 3.6m north of Pit A, inverted and filled with charred bones, and in its top filling holding a pygmy cup. It was placed in a circular pit cut in the chalk. A chalk lump and clay mound centred on and covered the Phase II interment and the original ditch.

In Phase III 2 further cremation burials were inserted into this mound: a reddish biconical urn upright and filled with charred bones; and just to the east a small collared urn, containing two smaller vessels, one inside the other, the smaller being 3cm in diameter (miniature collared and biconical urns). Successive layers covered this: chalk lump and clay, dark brown clay, a flint cairn layer 0.6m thick at the centre, then clay, light brown clay and chalk, and finally a thick layer of chalk lumps capping the enlarged mound. The upcast from an (?)encircling ditch provided the last layer.
Remains/Period Y4
County Dorset
Region S
National grid square SY
X coordinate 635
Y coordinate 949
Bibliographic source Grinsell 1959, Forde-Johnson 1959


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