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Kingston Down Grave 183

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posted on 10.11.2021, 15:30 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Tumulus and grave much as the last. The bones were very much decayed; the coffin was much burnt, and, from the quantity of black dust, appeared to have been very thick. Behind the head, and on the outside of the coffin, was an urn of bluish coloured earth [M 6181]; it has a narrowish neck, and is, I fancy, capable of containing fall two quarts. Near the skull was a large brass pin [M 6236], perhaps an acus discriminalis, or crinalis; it has a small ringle in its head; with it, or near it, were two small beads. Here was an iron ringle, and many small pieces of iron, like the links of a chain, rusted into a mass: the blade of a knife, and some nails. A woman's grave.

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