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Sibertswold Downs Grave 11

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posted on 2021-11-10, 14:43 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
The tumulus was of the middle size; the grave about three feet deep. The bones were almost gone; but the teeth appear to have been those of a young, or at most, a middle-aged person; as many as were found in their sockets seemed to have been strong, white, and regular. Near the neck, were seventeen small beads, as before, and one rather larger, of baked earth, striped with yellow, on a slender knotted ring [M 6390], as before. Here were also the blades of three knives, much like those before, except that one of them was much smaller. The coffin appeared to have been very thick, and to have been much burnt. The grave pointed with its feet to the east. A woman's grave.


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July 13th, 1772


Faussett 1856

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