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Site name Shorne 1, Gravesham
Site number 885
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4042 4047 4051 4065 4075 4081 4084 4092 4098 4101 4104 4111 4122 4127 4128 4143 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A bowl barrow with slightly SW of the centre a crouched interment lying on the right side in a grave 1.6m x 1m x 0.3m deep with a slightly scooped base. In the surrounding ditch were 5 secondary or intrusive interments. One was under a thick layer of flints, a second was that of a young person and contracted, a third that of an adult contracted on its left side with nearby a stone polisher, a fourth contracted on its left side, and of the fifth a few bones survived.

For a 6m length of the trench the base was covered with a layer of burnt flints, split and cracked with heat, on which was a layer of charred wood ash which contained at intervals fragments of animal bones including deer, bos and sheep. There was a second similar but shorter length of burnt flints and wood ash. There were also several cavities dug out of the trench wall which had subsequently silted up. Some coarse pottery was recovered from the trench.
Remains/Period Y4
County Kent
Region SE
National grid square TQ
X coordinate 680
Y coordinate 717
Bibliographic source Payne 1900, Grinsell 1992


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