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DEVON ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY PROCEEDINGS No. 75 2017 Excavation of an early Bronze Age Round Barrow at Emmets Post, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor

Bayer, Olaf and Simmonds, Andrew and Welsh, Ken and Boardman, Sheila and Dunbar, Elaine and Hogg, Alan and Marshall, Peter and McKenzie, Jo and Quinnell, Henrietta and Reimer, Paula and Rutherford, Mairead and Shaffrey, Ruth (2017) DEVON ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY PROCEEDINGS No. 75 2017 Excavation of an early Bronze Age Round Barrow at Emmets Post, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor. DEVON ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (75). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology carried out an excavation of an early Bronze Age barrow at Emmets Post, Dartmoor. The barrow comprised a primary turf mound and a central cairn beneath a secondary turf mound with a stone kerb. No human remains were found. A radiocarbon dating programme yielded a wide range of dates. Some derived from older material incidentally incorporated within the turves during construction, but a date of 1750–1560 cal BC for the central area of the barrow may represent the true date of construction. The landscape had been largely destroyed by modern quarrying, but present-day Lidar data and contour data from historic maps were used to reconstruct the pre-quarry topography.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Devon
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
ID Code:4499
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:16 Nov 2018 13:59
Last Modified:16 Nov 2018 13:59

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