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MONUMENT NO. 76433

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Three Bronze Age round barrows surviving as earthworks. A pottery vessel containning cremated human remains was found in one of them in circa 1835. The northernmost barrow was excavated in 1976-7. The primary burial deposit was an unurned cremation (said to have been deposited in a leather container) of a woman aged about 18 years. Nearby was a shallow scoop containing a small quantity of cremated bone. Two further secondary unurned cremations and fragments of an inhumation were also found. Radiocarbon dates from primary and secondary interments focused on the early 2nd millennium BC. Numerous flints, including scrapers, transverse arrowheads and blades were found within the body of the mound. A second barrow was partly excavated in 1982-3. An urn containing cremated human remains was found at the centre. A second phase of activity comprised two pits, each surrounded by a ring of stakeholes. Radiocarbon dating of material from one of the stakeholes produced a date in the early 1st millennium BC. Backfill from the antiquarian excavation contained many finds, including potsherds, a barbed and tanged flint arrowhead and a flake from a Neolithic polished stone axe. Two of the barrows are scheduled.

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