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Guilton Grave XIII?

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posted on 2021-11-10, 15:12 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Douglas 1793, 35:[Fig. 2] C. The lower mill, which stands on the level A. and to the right of which Tum. XIII, was opened [‡].[‡] At a small distance from this mill, near the sand pit, I opened a trench, and, discovering marks of a facticious earth in native sand, was fortunate enough to open a grave, with much care and order. It produced the boss of a shield, spear-head, knife, and a vessel of grey earth, in shape similar to [a vessel from Tumulus I at Chatham Lines, Kent (Douglas 1793 Pl. I.5)].Douglas 1793, 93:[...] a barrow at the extremity of Ash, opened May 6, 1783. Head of the skeleton in a South West direction; near the left breast boss of a shield, two bracers [reference to a shield grip from Tumulus I at Chatham Lines (Douglas 1793 Pl. 1.6)], one or more studs. Iron spearhead on the shoulder, nine inches and a quarter in length. On the side an iron knife, five inches in length, and at the feet [the ceramic vessel].

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Grave title

Grave

Date excavated

6th May 1783

Reference

Douglas 1793

Page number

35, 93

Modern description

The above descriptions probably refer to the same grave. Douglas presumably forgot to cross-reference the later and fuller description with the earlier footnote.

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