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Site name Beckhampton Road
Site number 75
Burial codes 5005 5007 5021 5023 5025 5028 5030 5032 5036 5052 5053 5065 5143 5184 5200
3500bc - 2500bc Long barrow oriented ESE, built on occupation scatter of plain bowl sherds, flintwork and charcoal. No trace of human skeletal material, or of a mortuary structure, or of any paved burial area. Animal bone in and under the mound, and 3 ox skulls, two with vertebrae attached. Hurdling on the axial line, and bays divided by hurdles. These were filled in with dumps of turf, earth and chalk gravel with some small sarsens and layers of poles. Banked chalk gravel completed the mound.

RC: charcoal from occupation scatter NPL-138 3250 +/- 160, antler pick from mound BM-506b 2350 +/-90, BM-506a 2515 +/- 90

Compare Bishops Cannings 76 (Site 74) and South Street (Site 97).
Remains/Period N5
County Wiltshire
Region S
National grid square SU
X coordinate 67
Y coordinate 677
Bibliographic source Smith and Evans 1968, Ashbee, Smith and Evans 1979


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