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Chartham Down Grave 50

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posted on 2021-11-10, 14:56 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Small tumulus; the grave, which was about three feet deep, contained two skeletons, the bones of both pretty perfect. The skull of the lowermost (for they lay one upon the other), which, from its make and having the frontal suture, seemed to be that of a woman, was very remarkably deformed; the forehead standing almost rectangular with the occiput; and the distance between the forehead and it on the left side being but little more than half the distance which was between them on the right side. The teeth of both were very firm and regular, but much worn, as of elderly persons: no appearance of any coffins. Nothing.


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October 21st, 1773


Faussett 1856

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