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Sibertswold Downs Grave 13

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:43 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
The tumulus and grave much as the last. The bones were almost gone. The coffin did not appear to have passed the fire. This skeleton lay with its feet pointing to the north, or very near it; close to the upper part of the skull was a pin with a flatted head [M 6391]; doubtless its use was to fasten up the hair, so may be properly called an acus crinalis, or discriminalis, many of which I have found before, and described in their proper places. Here were also three small beads, as before, and the blade of a knife. A woman's grave.

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