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Site name Barrow Hills Field 17, Radley
Site number 989
Burial codes 4002 4005 4021 4023 4025 4028 4030 4035 4042 4044 4047 4051 4052 4065 4074 4075 4084 4092 4098 4101 4104 4108 4111 4128 4143 4152 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc A very damaged barrow, with west of the presumed centre two pits. Pit 1 was the more westerly, 1.8m x 1.1m x 22cm deep, filled with soft brown soil and a few patches containing flecks of carbonised wood, and containing on the floor the skeleton of a male on its left side, head to W and bent forward, legs acutely flexed, lower arms bent up to the chin.

Pit 2 was circular, c2m wide x 1.9m deep, with a small lobe to the north east. Its fill was like that of Pit 1. The bones of a child had been deposited in the bottom, in completely disarticulated fashion, some horizontal on the bottom, some against the sides, skull fragments scattered, long bones over the jaw, and ribs widely scattered. It had presumably been transferred from deposition elsewhere to this place for reburial. Compare Corston (Site 308).
Remains/Period Y4
County Oxfordshire
Region SE
National grid square SU
X coordinate 517
Y coordinate 984
Bibliographic source Williams 1948


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