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Excavation of a Bronze Age Cremation Cemetery and a Romano‐British Enclosure at Glebelands, Broughton, Milton Keynes

Teague, Steve and Champness, Carl and Allen, Martyn and Brady, Kate and Davies, Alex and Donnelly, Mike and Gibson, Mark and Meen, Julia and Scott, Ian Excavation of a Bronze Age Cremation Cemetery and a Romano‐British Enclosure at Glebelands, Broughton, Milton Keynes. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Excavations at Glebelands, Broughton, Milton Keynes revealed a Bronze Age cemetery comprising eight pits containing deposits of cremated bone. A variety of burial practices were evident. One burial was contained within an urn of early to middle Bronze Age type, while another appears to be a form of in situ or ‘bustum’ cremation burial. Two further burials each contained remains from at least three individuals – two adults and a child – suggestive of family groups. One of these individuals returned a radiocarbon date in the early part of the middle Bronze Age. During the Roman period, a small openended rectangular enclosure was constructed. Pottery from its ditches suggests that it was in use between c AD 170‐250. The enclosure may have been associated with a settlement previously investigated at Magna Park to the south.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Middle Bronze Age 1600 - 1,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5528
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:24 Oct 2019 10:31
Last Modified:24 Oct 2019 10:31

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