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Crundale Grave 22

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:58 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
The first grave we opened was close to, and parallel with, the road; it was about four feet deep, and contained a full grown skeleton, lying, as before, with its feet nearly south-west. The bones were surprisingly firm and strong, and the teeth remarkably sound, white, and even. I think this person must needs have been about six feet and a half high. On each side of the head was a small urn of black earth; one of which was broken by the workmen who opened the grave; the other came out entire [M 6781]. Here was also found the blade of a knife, exactly like that described at No. 9; it lay near the right hip. Here was no appearance of any coffin.

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