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Crundale Grave 12

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:58 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
For, after a whole morning's diligent search, we found but one nest. The ossuary, or great urn, was destroyed by a stroke from the labourer's mattock. It was nearly full of burnt bones and ashes, and among them was a piece of a buck's horn [M 6775], which appears to have passed the fire. Here was also a long-necked bottle-like vessel [M 6796], without a handle, much like that described at No. 9; it is of a darkish coloured earth, and is nine inches and a half high, and seven inches diameter; it will contain about five pints. In it I found (as I did in that described at No. 9) the bones of some small animal, which I imagine might have been a mole, which having got into it, could not get out again. Here was also a large patera of a blackish coarse earth, whose diameter is seven inches and three-quarters, and depth, two inches and one-eighth.

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