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Site name Little Pond Ground Ring Ditch MK24, Wolverton
Site number 938
Burial codes 4005 4009 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4042 4047 4051 4053 4065 4073 4075 4084 4096 4102 4104 4107 4109 4110 4122 4124 4129 4143 4151 4153 4181 4200
2500bc-14/1300bc A ring ditch with the primary inhumation of an elderly female, tightly crouched, on its right side with the head to SSE, and arms crossed across the shoulders. By the head was placed a Beaker probably of Clarke's European type. In front of the knees was a double pointed awl of copper or bronze, and on the pelvis lay a utilised flint flake. The body was placed in a grave 2m x 1.25m x 0.18m deep. The grave fill was a stony brown soil with occasional charcoal flecks and potsherds, possibly a cultivation soil, and very different from the ditch fill which was silt and invariably red except where stained by limestone dust or humus in the upper levels.

In the earthy secondary silt in Section V of the ditch was the skull of a child of c9-12 months, above the stony primary silt.

RC: from human bone in the Beaker burial HAR-340 1720 +/-80
Remains/Period Y4
County Buckinghamshire
Region SE
National grid square SP
X coordinate 801
Y coordinate 406
Bibliographic source Green 1974a/b


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