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Site name Clifford Road, Princes Risborough
Site number 922
Burial codes 4001 4006 4021 4023 4026 4028 4030 4035 4042 4046 4051 4065 4072 4084 4091 4098 4101 4106 4112 4129 4143 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A grave of irregular outline cut as a shallow scoop out of the hard chalk bedrock, either a flat grave or possibly the remains of a ploughed out barrow inhumation. The body was that of an adult male c25 on its left side, flexed, facing NE, and near its thigh a flint plano-convex knife. Adjacent to the chest was a fragment of pottery, probably from infilling the grave, a black undecorated sherd like those found at Whiteleaf Hill (Site 124).

The accompanying flint knife suggests a Late Neolithic date or possibly later.
Remains/Period Y4
County Buckinghamshire
Region SE
National grid square SP
X coordinate 808
Y coordinate 29
Bibliographic source Farley and Browne 1983


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