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  • Burial. Cut, Skeleton, Fill.
  • 870 871


  • Context: PCO06_870
    • Skeleton of Roman date
  • Context: PCO06_871
    • Cut of grave with 870
  • Context: PCO06_872
    • Grave fill of 871
  • Context: PCO06_880
    • Fill in the north of grave cut 871

Subgroup Narrative Text

    • Heavily horizontally truncated by modern activity, (872) was the main fill of grave cut [871]. It contained skeleton 870, which was in poor condition. The pottery within (872) was a selection of small sherds that were not seen as grave goods as they were an assortment rather than pieces of the same pot and were found throughout the fill rather than placed with the body (but they could have been a pot broken over the body). The 7 nails found in (872) were evenly spaced, indicating that the body was originally in a coffin. Context (880) is another fill in the north of grave cut [871]. It occupies a small section of the cut in the Northeast corner, the main bulk of the cut containing (872). Context (880) was quite distinct from (872). Context (880) contained sherds of Roman pot and a nail which with the 7 nails from (872) indicate a coffin burial. Context (872) was sampled a number of times; <12> from the area of the feet; <13> from the area of the hands; <14> from the area around the head; <15> from the area around the stomach; <16> from the area around the pelvis; <17> came from within the grave. Context (880) was sampled as <18>. [871] also is situated in an area of Roman burial such as 741/742 to its northeast. Although in poor condition [871] contained the best preserved and least truncated skeleton in Zone 1.
      • Chaz Morse
    • 6-12-2010

Dating Narrative

    • The pottery recovered from (872) and (880) was all dated to 50-160AD.
      • Chaz Morse
    • 6-12-2010

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Subgroup Plan


  • Strat. Group: PCO06_41
    • Roman burials