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|Site name||Stockbridge Down A|
|Burial codes||4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4036 4043 4047 4051 4065 4073 4081 4091 4098 4102 4104 4106 4108 4111 4121 4122 4128 4129 4143 4152 4153 4161 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A barrow with a mound of locally collected flint nodules including burnt flints, and a scattering of splintered animal bones and some burnt bone fragments, some possibly human. There were also in the mound scattered potsherds: 28 Beaker sherds from three vessels, 19 Middle Bronze Age cinerary urn sherds from 1 vessel, and 4 Romano-British (2 Samian). The mound was surrounded by a causewayed ditch of 5 scooped ditches, that at the south west extended externally to accommodate a secondary cremation in a large collared urn (Ditch H).
There was central inhumation in a boat shaped pit oriented NS, rounded end to the north, of an adult female c25, semi-contracted on the right side, head to S, facing east. A large B1 Beaker lay in fragments at the feet, and a copper awl also accompanied the burial. The grave was filled with clean rubble. 0.6m above the inhumation were 2 secondary cremation deposits, one centrally placed, one near the south edge of the grave, both calcinated with little of no charcoal accompanying. A third cremation was inserted in a recess cut into the outer side of Ditch H in the south west quadrant, deposited in an inverted overhanging (collared) rim urn, packed about with clean white chalk rubble, and of a child c15 accompanied by 136 beads of calcite, faience, jet, lignite and shell, and a bronze awl. The Beaker burial awl was of copper, the Middle Bronze Age awl of true bronze.
|National grid square||SU|
|Bibliographic source||Stone and Gray Hill 1940|
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