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Site name Minster 8, Manston, Thanet
Site number 894
Burial codes 4002 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4042 4045 4051 4065 4071 4084 4092 4098 4104 4105 4121 4122 4129 4143 4152 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A bowl barrow with a roughly oval ditch excavated in six segments, and an off-centre grave containing a crouched burial accompanied by a long necked Beaker, a jet button and a flint knife. While the clay of the Beaker was well prepared, well fired and well finished, the Beaker itself is mis-shapen and carelessly decorated. It is one of Clarke's S2 series. The grave itself was oval, and cut 2.5m x 1.7m x 0.42m deep in the natural chalk. The skeleton was incomplete possibly having been disturbed, and belonged to an adolescent or young adult, on its left side, head to N. It was covered by loam which appears to have had a packing of chalk rubble and silt between it and the length of the grave walls, giving the loam a truncated V-section.

RC: from human femur collagen BM-2642 1680 +/- 50

There was a secondary burial in an oval grave 1.4m x 0.8m cut away by ploughing. It was the crouched burial of an adult c22-25, on its right side.

There were 6 well cut post holes enclosed by the ditch and 7 pits, 4 of these cutting each other. All of the pits were bowl shaped and shallow, with fills of brown loam. Five of the seven had potsherds of Late Bronze/Early Iron Age date lying flat on the bottom with each having a flint nodule resting on it.
Remains/Period Y4
County Kent
Region SE
National grid square TR
X coordinate 351
Y coordinate 652
Bibliographic source Perkins and Gibson 1991, Grinsell 1992


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