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|Site name||West Meon Hut|
|Burial codes||4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4045 4051 4065 4075 4084 4091 4098 4101 4107 4123 4142 4152 4158 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A bowl barrow built on the old ground surface stripped of turf. There was a central burial of the badly cremated remains of an adult (?)male c30-40 with a small bronze knife on top of and in the middle of some carbonised wooden planks resting on the old ground surface. Three planks were parallel NW/SE, and one at 900 at the south east end. Traces of another cross plank existed at the north west end. The planks could have been a bier. The cremated remains were a partial deposit.
There was a stake circle surrounding the main mound which was kept in good repair while the mound was so maintained. A core mound of turf and gravel covered the burial, which was then covered by a mass of soft yellow sandy clay (probably the turves stripped off the area initially) piled into a vertical sided drum reveted by a wall of heavier turves mixed with flint. There may have been a chalk capping. Some flints were in the mound material. 5 Early/Middle Bronze Age sherds were found, 2 from turfy layers in the ploughed section of the barrow, 1 from the ground surface by the revetment wall, 1 from the ploughed area, and 1 from a disturbed area.
|National grid square||SU|
|Bibliographic source||Page 1974|
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