|Area: South |
|Dug in Year: 2004 |
|Feature Type: burial |
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|Grid X: 915.38 Grid Y: 961.03|
|Feature not yet kown, infant burial discovered whilst cleaning. Lifted to avoid further damage to skeleton. Arbitrary cut given during its excavation.|
2/8/06 - As possible cut was investigated and excavated. It was very badly eroded, due to slope and animal activity. Projection suggests E/W oval cut. A small pit F1539 possibly cuts the burial.
The burial cut, if correct, is in the NW corner of the building 53/space 257. Infant burials are seen in a high number. In this area at the time of writing 3 infants have been discovered in the adjacent space 272. Building 53 may represent an area of special significance in this regard or perhaps it was a time of increased stress physically.
SMc 03/09/06: This burial has now been located and although area was very heavily eroded it appears as if this infant was buried beneath the floors in the NW corner of B53/ Sp257. However due to the erosion it is unclear whether the grave is cut through the floor or buried before the floor is layed or even in a possible foundation trench for the N wall?. Nevertheless, this burial now has a more certain context.
|In situ Conservation: No |
|Lifted: No |
|Feature Relationships: |
| cut by: (Click to view the record) 1539 |
|Number of Related Diary Entries: 0|
|Conservation Recorded: No|
|Related Photos: 6 (Opens as a group in a new window) |
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|No. Of Units in this Feature: 3 (Click here to view unit list)|