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Kingston Down Grave 133

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posted on 10.11.2021, 15:31 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Tumulus much as the last. The grave about four feet deep, with its feet pointing to the east. In it were two skeletons. The bones of the uppermost, which lay at about three feet depth, were pretty sound and seemed to have been those of a middle-aged person; the teeth were very sound and regular; the skull was remarkably thick and strong; the coffin did not appear to have passed the fire.The bones of the undermost appeared to be those of a young person; the skull was not near so thick as the other, and there were but twelve teeth cut in the under jaw; but the bones in general were much firmer and sounder than those which lay above it. This latter skeleton lay about a foot lower than the other. There was no appearance of a coffin with it. There was nothing at all found in this double and deep grave; but only a small staple, as in No. 132, and some nails.

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