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Site name Roxton Ring Ditch B
Site number 919
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4081 4091 4098 4102 4104 4108 4111 4121 4122 4124 4125 4129 4141 4153 4161 4167 4181 4200
2500bc-14/1300bc Ring ditch B in a group of five, probably the remains of a saucer barrow, of subcircular outline with an outer bank. Four post holes had been cut into the initial silting of the ditch at the NE, with deliberate infill.

There were primary cremations B4 in a neatly cut central pit 0.9m across x 0.6m deep with a surrounding post structure, comprising that of an adult female (b1) in an upright collared urn of the Early Bronze Age type accompanied by a bone cylinder bead, a bronze awl, flint flakes from one nodule (8 joined) and fragments of pig tusk. In the pit surrounding this cremation was that of a child c2-6 (b2) accompanied by an accessory urn of the Middle Bronze Age type, and large timbers of oak charcoal, especially from the base of the pit. There is some evidence for the burial originally centring on a semi-mature oak tree on whose site the barrow was constructed after it had been uprooted.

RC: from charcoal HAR-997 1670 +/-80
Remains/Period Y4
County Bedfordshire
Region SE
National grid square TL
X coordinate 157
Y coordinate 535
Bibliographic source Taylor and Woodward 1986


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