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Callis Wold Barrow Cemetery

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


This group was excavated by J R Mortimer between 1860 and 1892.

A barrow at SE829556 covered 2 concentric rings of wooden posts, 6.5 and 8.5 metres across, with a surrounding 30 metre ditch. Grave finds included a crouched skeleton, food vessel and large stone axe.
Finds from the other barrows, which contained a mixture of inhumations and cremations, included more vessels and collared urns, a jet necklace and jet and faience beads.
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
27th May 2002ce

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