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Basic Information

  • Rich cremation burials

Sub Groups

  • Sub Group: PCO06_73
    • Cremation. Chest burial. Grave goods.
  • Sub Group: PCO06_79
    • Cremation. Cut, Urn, Fill. Cut into top of chest burial sgr 73

Group Description

    • Ditch cut [1350] was dug into (2190), the latest backfill of cremation burial 1837. Deposit (2190) overlay (1836), the fill of burial cut [2175]. Context 1837 was an inverted urn containing a cremation. It was placed on top of small finds 193, 192. The cut for this cremation, [2175], was dug into (1802), the backfill cut [1801], which was dug for wooden chest burial (1817), which contained cremation (1816). The chest (1817) was completely degraded by the time of excavation, but its presence was indicated by positioning of iron fittings and nails. Associated with the chest were significant finds in the form of three glass vessels, reg. finds 185, 186, and 187, of which two were intact. Context (1817) was also associated with a rare millefiore plate constructed with red, white and blue glass, (small find no. 183). The chest functioned as a burial container for cremation (1816), and was lain in cut within cut [1801]. Therefore cremation (1837) was a secondary burial deposit in the same plot as cremation (1816), and raises notions that burial in specific locations was a deliberate act, possibly motivated by family ties.
      • Chaz Morse
    • 31-10-2011

Dating Information

    • This is a significant burial group which requires further study, but on the latest evidence the glass and ceramics have been dated to the late 3rd century.
      • Chaz Morse
    • 31-10-2011