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|Site name||Milton Keynes Ring Ditch MK23|
|Burial codes||4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4048 4051 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4104 4108 4113 4128 4143 4153 4181 4200|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||A ring ditch, possibly the remains of a bell barrow. The primary cremation deposit comprising bone and charcoal was 1.5m west of the ring ditch centre. It represented the part remains of a young person c8-16, was unaccompanied, and possibly placed in a shallow pit removed by ploughing. Beaker sherds were found stratified in the ditch layers 2 and 3, of steps 1/3-6/7 [according to Green 2100-1500 bc in radiocarbon years].
There was a scatter up to 50m from the barrow of a flint industry containing Mesolithic and Neolithic/Bronze Age artifacts. A clearance horizon in the ditch provides a terminus ante quem for the barrow.
RC: from charcoal in the clearance horizon I-7144 1280 +/- 90
|National grid square||SP|
|Bibliographic source||Green 1974a/b|
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