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posted on 2021-11-10, 15:41 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
CCLV. No fewer than eighty iron clench-bolts, which had perforated solid wood about three inches thick. They lay on both sides, and could not, I think, have been attached to shields, as supposed by some antiquaries. A shoulder-blade and an arm-bone lay above the skull. This grave was made on an incline of twelve inches at least, and was only separated from another grave by a narrow ridge of the chalk.

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Date excavated

between August and November 1864

Reference

Brent 1868

Page number

316

Sonia Hawkes description

Dug on incline of at least 12 inches, and only separated from next by narrow chalk ridge.a. 80 clench bolts (iron) which had perforated wood about 3 inches thick. Lying down both sides.A boat burial?

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