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Site name Harrold Ring Ditch 13 Area II
Site number 930
Burial codes 4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4042 4046 4051 4065 4072 4084 4092 4098 4102 4108 4128 4143 4153 4156 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A ring ditch with in the southern section of the ditch a pit dug into the primary silt containing a crouched burial of a (?)female c13-15, set along the ditch line, head to SE. Further gravel silt sealed the burial. This was presumed Bronze Age but there was no definite evidence.

A layer of large pebbles had collected above the primary silt towards the centre of the ditch, and above that a layer of red loam in which was deposited an unurned cremation burial. Some bones from two Bos longifrons mostly not from meat joints were also found in this layer.

[The above burial is considered Iron Age by Whimster].

A cremation burial in an oval stone cist 1.5m x 0.6m made from slabs of cornbrash was set on the slab floor, the whole cist being bedded in yellow clay. A cremation burial without urn was also recovered from a clay lined grave 0.9m from the cist. Unfortunately the position of the cist relative to the ring ditch was not recorded.

No data on the cremations is recorded. Pottery of Middle to Late Bronze Age type was found in the Areas I-III but no with clear associations.
Remains/Period Y4
County Bedfordshire
Region SE
National grid square SP
X coordinate 953
Y coordinate 573
Bibliographic source Eagles and Evison 1970, Whimster 1981


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