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Guilton Grave 4

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posted on 2021-11-10, 15:13 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Grave from west to east as before, but not more than two feet deep. It contained the bones of a child, which were scarce distinguishable. I traced its ashes, I mean the tinged sand, and could not find that they reached above three feet in length. On the right side near the place of the skull, for that was quite gone, was the small head of a dart or arrow:[1] it was of iron; but appeared to have been very thin, its whole length, strig and all (for it had not a socket), was scarce three inches. About the place of the neck we found seven small amber beads, not round, but they seem as if cut irregularly with a knife. [1] As some of the objects in iron discovered at. Gilton have entirely perished from oxidation, and as others are much decomposed, in this instance the drawings which accompany Mr. Faussett's account have been copied and introduced.- C.R.S.


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11th and 12th of April, 1760


Faussett 1856

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