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| Duggleby Howe |
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|Description ||The site was originally a shaft grave burial with flints and a bowl. The earth used to backfill contained two more bodies and a skull. After the soil had settled and formed a hollow, two more corpses and a few valuable objects were placed here.
Beside the original shaft another grave was created, which held one more inhumation and goods.
Above these graves a round barrow was constructed which contained an adult, a teenager and six children's bodies. Fifty three traces of cremation have been discovered on the top of the barrow, under a layer of clay and chalk rubble.
Sometime during the site's history a ten and a half hectare enclosure was built, with Duggleby Howe at it's centre. The massive ditch that encircled it is visible now only on aerial photographs.
|Andy B |
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