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<b>Culverwell Mesolithic Site</b>Posted by baza
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Culverwell Mesolithic Site by baza I visited Culverwell in 2005 and saw within the shed. My photos were of poor quality due to the light conditions and I've refrained from posting any - until now. It seems apparent that not many amateurs get to be shown this site so my efforts must be better than none.
baza Posted by baza
1st October 2009ce
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I'm dying to know what the 'Ritual Feature' is! FourWinds Posted by FourWinds
1st October 2009ce
Being a lazy bugger, I've ripped off the following explanation from
http://www.gallica.co.uk/apa/culverwell.htm :

" 'RITUAL FEATURE' The floor appears to have been constructed in at least three phases, marked by a slight change in the direction of the edge of the floor. The beginning of each phase was also marked by a larger than average stone. One of these stones (in the preserved area of the floor, visible to visitors) also had a large smooth oval cobble immediately adjacent the big, roughly triangular stone. When the big stone was lifted, it was noticed that a small, stone-lined hole had been made into the midden deposit underneath it. When this feature was excavated, the hole was found to contain a pierced scallop shell, an axe of chert and a small round pebble, placed on its edge into the midden. "
baza Posted by baza
2nd October 2009ce
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