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Kingston Down Grave 149

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posted on 10.11.2021, 15:30 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Tumulus of middle size; the grave was about three feet in depth. This skeleton lay (which is very extraordinary) with its feet to the west and its head to the east;[1] perhaps owing to some mistake, owing to the darkness of the night when it was interred, or some other such cause. The bones appear to have been those of a young person; the teeth were complete in their number, and were very even, white, and sound; the coffin did not appear to have passed the fire. We took notice that the left arm lay across the ribs, which circumstance I do not remember to have observed before. The right arm lay down by the side. Nothing but the blade of a knife, and some nails.[1]The skeletons found at Crundale, all of them, lay in the same position, or nearly so: see my account of my digging there. – B.F.

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