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Kingston Down Grave 72
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Tumulus and grave much as the last. Bones almost gone. The skull was remarkably thick, and much deformed. Near it was found an iron pin, about two inches long; and a slender silver ring with a sliding knot, as before. Near the left hip were the blades of two knives, of the usual form and size, rusted together. On the right side and a little above the hip, was the blade of a larger and a longer knife; but of the usual form; it was about six inches long; there were also several little brass pins, and plates with rivets in them, which seemed to have been ornaments to the handle of the last mentioned knife. Here were also two iron links like those described at No. 5. Here was no appearance of a coffin.
Date excavated16th of July, 1771
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