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posted on 10.11.2021, 15:42 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
CXXX. A woman's grave. Part of a bronze plated ornament [KAS 388], an iron buckle, and some other pieces of iron.This grave, and those immediately surrounding it, had perhaps been dug on the site of Roman interments. We found in this another fragment of Samian ware, and not far from it was a deep, wide, circular pit, filled to the depth of several feet with fine black calcined earth. A small knife, much burnt, was found in the pit, with charred bones of oxen and sheep, and, strange to say, a human skeleton, shewing no sign of the action of fire, lying with the head to the south-east. As the labour of exploring this place seemed likely to be considerable, we left it for the time, to make our more profitable researches elsewhere, before the season became too far advanced.

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