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Sibertswold Downs Grave 39

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:42 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Pretty large tumulus; grave three feet and a half deep. The coffin had passed the fire; bones of a very old person, as might be collected from the teeth, which were not only few in number but very much ground down; nay, some of the sockets, particularly of the under jaw, were nearly grown together again. Near the skull was a large brass pin, with a small ringle at the head of it [M 6461]; there can be no doubt but that it was an acus crinalis. A woman's grave.

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Date excavated

July 17th, 1772

Reference

Faussett 1856

Page number

109

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