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Site name West Meon Hut
Site number 832
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.
Remains/Period Y4
County Hampshire
Region S
National grid square SU
X coordinate 647
Y coordinate 260
Bibliographic source Page 1974


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