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Site name Broadstairs and St Peter's 2, Valetta House, Thanet
Site number 888
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4026 4028 4030 4035 4042 4047 4051 4053 4065 4075 4084 4093 4098 4103 4104 4107 4108 4110 4124 4128 4130 4143 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A double ring ditch, the inner associated with 11 assumed (on skeletal evidence) Bronze Age interments, crouched, all on their right sides bar one. Four of the burials (B, D, J and N) were on a ledge cut into the solid chalk at the side of the ditch, one (A) was in the ditch, and another 4 (F, G, K and M) were in oval graves outside the ditch and contained by the outer ditch. There were also two small graves (C and H) cut into the inner side of the inner ditch with only a fragment of skull in each, assumed children's graves. Another grave of possible Bronze Age date (P) was an inhumation contracted very tightly into a 0.7m long grave, accompanied by a flint flake above the head, and some nodules of iron pyrites near the feet. The grave was at the inner eastern edge of the inner ring ditch.

Of the identifiable remains, 3 were of adult males [A elderly, B and K] and 2 of adult females [M and unknown]. Some sherds of (biconical) collared urn from the east part of the ditch were restored.

The graves were distributed around the circle, the SE to NE quadrants being more populated.
Remains/Period Y4
County Kent
Region SE
National grid square TR
X coordinate 395
Y coordinate 671
Bibliographic source Hurd 1913b, Parsons 1913, 1929, Grinsell 1992


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