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Site name Southern enclosure, North Stoke
Site number 980
Burial codes 4001 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4034 4041 4048 4051 4053 4065 4075 4084 4091 4098 4104 4108 4128 4143 4152 4153 4167 4161 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc Sited at the south end of the Cursus, the (probably) trapezoidal long mortuary enclosure ditch was recut and Pit 2 dug. It was an oval bell-shaped burial pit aligned roughly on the central axis of the linear (Cursus) ditches, and was 2.4m x 2.5m x 0.75m deep. It contained cremated bones and a miniature Early Bronze Age cinerary urn with a well-marked profile. Below the layer in which the urn was found was a layer of dark grey loam with a central dark grey lens containing much charcoal, 4 flint flakes, a core and 41 shattered flint fragments (6 burnt). Below this layer was another and at the bottom the cremation, a small quantity of bone from a child's skull, flecked with charcoal.

RC: from antler tine in basal layer of east linear ditch BM-1405 2722 +/- 49, from charcoal in the grey lens of Pit 1 BM-1406 1424 +/- 83
Remains/Period Y4
County Oxfordshire
Region SE
National grid square SU
X coordinate 611
Y coordinate 856
Bibliographic source Anon 1951, Case 1982a


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