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Site name Ramsgate 3, Lord of the Manor 3, Thanet
Site number 891
Burial codes 4005 4009 4022 4023 4025 4028 4030 4033 4043 4045 4048 4051 4052 4053 4065 4075 4081 4093 4098 4102 4104 4108 4111 4128 4143 4152 4153 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A bowl barrow whose ditch had been recut long after its original excavation and was crossed by a narrow causeway at the south, with a central pit B2 containing a cremation beneath an inverted tripartite collared urn of the secondary series, SE style. A small heap of flints had been made in the centre of the pit, and the urn containing ashes and calcined bone had been placed inverted upon it. Fine dark brown soil was packed around it.

Two other pits just north east of the centre contained a few flint flakes, small fragments of animal bone and charcoal.

In pit B1 set in the earlier Layers 1-3 in the south east quadrant of the ditch, was found the skull of a female c12-15, presumably fleshless when buried, a rib bone inserted into the cranium through a hole in the side. The report on the skull identifies anomalies which suggest a form of microcephaly such as a dwarf would exhibit. Later ditch Layers 4-8 provided less than 50 potsherds from Iron Age onwards.

The site appears to have first been a Late Neolithic ring ditch re-used in the Early to Middle Bronze Age for burial.
Remains/Period Y4
County Kent
Region SE
National grid square TR
X coordinate 355
Y coordinate 653
Bibliographic source Perkins and MacPherson-Grant 1981, Grinsell 1992


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