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Deeping St Nicholas (Round Barrow(s))

Excavations took place in 1990 and showed how the barrow was re-used and modified over a period of around 500 years. The earliest grave at the site dates to around 2000BC and took the form of an oval pit containing the remains of a very young child placed inside a hollowed out log coffin. A mound was constructed over this burial and some 100–200 years later two adult burials were placed in the monument.

Later in the Bronze Age a series of cremations were inserted into the barrow, some of which were buried inside bucket shaped pottery urns. The excavations also revealed timber postholes.
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