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Site name Milton Keynes Ring Ditch MK23
Site number 936
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
Remains/Period Y4
County Buckinghamshire
Region SE
National grid square SP
X coordinate 811
Y coordinate 386
Bibliographic source Green 1974a/b


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