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Site name Barrow Hills Field 5, Radley
Site number 988
Burial codes 4002 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4041 4045 4051 4065 4075 4084 4093 4104 4111 4124 4143 4152 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A barrow with earth mound and gravel capping, and half destroyed by quarrying to the north west and west. A central pit and a second pit 6m to the north east were shallow elongated scoops containing blackish soil, a quantity of tiny fragments of charcoal, mere flecks of calcined bone and a few reddened pebbles. The central scoop contained a flint blade, slightly worked at one end as a scraper. The second contained unworked flints.

These may be token burials, cremations being carried out elsewhere.
Remains/Period Y4
County Berkshire
Region SE
National grid square SU
X coordinate 517
Y coordinate 984
Bibliographic source Williams 1948


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