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Barrington Anglo-Saxon Cemetery - Interim Report 1990

Malim, Tim Barrington Anglo-Saxon Cemetery - Interim Report 1990. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Archaeological excavation continued at Barrington Edix Hill Anglo-Saxon Cemetery in 1990. 43 burials were discovered and excavated. These were concentrated on the brow of a chalk knoll known as Edix Hill, and bring the total number of burials investigated during the past four years to 73. Grave-goods and most skeletons were found to be well preserved. Artifact evidence had a date range extending through the 6th & 7th centuries AD. Of exceptional interest were two rare bed burials of young women, one buried with a sword, amongst many other artifacts. Other grave goods included spears, shields, brooches (small-long, annular, disc and garnet disc types), beads (glass and amber), latchlifters, knives and buckles, including one "shield on tongue" example. Some fabric has survived, and nearly all the bronze brooches have been found to contain replaced textile, whilst ironwork show traces of replaced leather and wood. it's likely that DNA exists in the bone which could help identify potential family groups in the cemetery. A series of ditches, stake-holes and pits dating to the late Iron Age were also found.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cambridgeshire, Barrington, Edix Hill, Anglo-Saxon Cemetery, DNA, Field Walking, Geophysical Survey, Burial, Skeleton, Grave Goods, Glass Bead, Amber Bead, Iron, Knife, Spear, Buckle, Bronze Plate, Wrist Clasp, Nail, Bronze Hasp, Eyelet, Bar, Cleat, Short Sword, Latch Lifter, Wood and Iron Bucket, Silver Ring, Bone Comb, Sea-Urchin, Mother of Pearl, Iron Shield Boss, Garnet Disc Brooch of Gilded Bronze, Disc Brooch, Tinned or Silvered Buckle, Tinned or Silvered Stud, Shield On Tongue Buckle, Square Head Brooch, Bronze Crescent, Flint Blade, Fibula, Ring, D-Shaped Buckle, Trefoil Brooch, finger ring, bronze, copper alloy
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:3992
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:24 Jul 2018 14:35
Last Modified:24 Jul 2018 14:35

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