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MWI11913 - SU14SE138

Boscombe Down Phase V

Summary
A pit circle consisting of 32 pits, the diameters of which range from 0.4 -1.4m with a depth of 0.07-0.7m. Dating obtained suggest Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age.
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Monument type
Pit
(A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known.)
Period: Neolithic, 4000 BC to 2351 BC
Description and sources
A small segmented ditch of approximately 7m in diameter situated just south of barrow, SU14SE786. A grave containing the crouched inhumation of a child was located at the southern edge of the ring ditch. No grave goods were found. The form of the ditch suggest a Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age.
  1. Report – Wessex Archaeology, 2005. Boscombe Down Phase V Excavations, Amesbury, Publisher: Wessex Archaeology, Unit Report number: 56240.02, Wiltshire Council Catalogue Number: 2005.143

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