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Site name Kingston Russell 3b, RCHM 6n
Site number 709
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4043 4047 4051 4053 4065 4073 4084 4092 4098 4102 4104 4105 4108 4124 4128 4129 4143 4152 4153 4154 4161 4162 4181 3001 3005 3022 3023 3025 3028 3030 3035 3041 3048 3051 3065 3075 3084 3092 3098 3104 3111 3124 3143 3152 3153 3181
2500bc-14/1300bc A (?) barrow with no traceable ditch and largely ploughed out, leaving the scatter of a flint cairn c8m in diameter. Immediately to the east of the cairn was a group of small pits in the natural chalk. Under the cairn was a central round chalk cut pit C containing a cremation in a cord decorated urn with other fragments, the cremation having possibly been contained in a bag within the urn, and being of a young adult (?)female.

Just 8m east south east of the cairn centre was the inhumation of a child c5 in a chalk cut ovoid grave H, crouched on the left side, head to S, with the feet chopped off before burial and no trace of foot or ankle bones, accompanied by a small biconical vessel by the forehead. In pits around this but outside the cairn were: feature A a chalk cut pit with a partial cremation and half a pottery vessel; D a shallow round hole with some ash and very small burnt bone fragments; F a round chalk cut pit with potsherds at the base; N a round tapering hole with cremation fragments in the fill; other holes at J, K, L and M and depressions at G and I were all empty.

Soil erosion may have destroyed material on this site.
14/1300bc-8/700bc Another pit B contained a cremation with Later Bronze Age potsherds, and there was a stake hole E.
Remains/Period Y4 Y3
County Dorset
Region S
National grid square SY
X coordinate 578
Y coordinate 905
Bibliographic source Bailey 1980


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