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|Site name||Frampton 4, Long Ash Lane|
|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.
|National grid square||SY|
|Bibliographic source||Grinsell 1959, Forde-Johnson 1959|
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