Record Details

NHER Number:22811
Type of record:Monument
Name:Later Bronze Age cremations

Summary

Several Later Bronze Age urns containing cremated human remains were found during an excavation by the Norfolk Archaeological Unit in 1986. Fragments of prehistoric pottery and a Roman coin were found during subsequent investigations at the same site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 17 02
Map Sheet:TG10SE
Parish:EAST CARLETON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

20 to 21 May 1986. Excavation.
On access roadway to borrow pit.
Pit 1 = Context 1.
Base of Late Bronze Age urn with cremation in truncated pit fill.
Pit 2 = Context 2.
Bottom of truncated pit fill. Some charcoal and one fragment burnt flint. No sherds.
Pit 3 = Context 3.
Smear left of bottom of pit fill. Some very small scraps of Late Bronze Age.
Pit 4 = Context 4.
Base of Late Bronze Age urn with cremation in truncated pit fill.
Urns from contexts 1 and 4 now in NCM for conservation and removal of cremations (now accessioned as NWHCM : 1998.51).
Compiled by J. Wymer (NAU) 1 August 1986.
Information from (S1).
See published report (S2) for further details. See also drawings (S3)-(S5) - all of which were reproduced in (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 April 2019.

May 1986. Excavation.
Part of roadway in area of urns stripped by NARG members and A. Gregory (NAU).
Two ditches traced, one containing scrap of prehistoric pottery; no more urns.
Metal detecting find on field edge a few yards north of urns.
As of Hadrian.
E. Rose (NAU).
Information from (S1).

Monument Types

  • PIT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PIT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Article in Serial: Wymer, J. J. 1990. A Later Bronze Age Cremation Cemetery and Beaker Pits at East Carleton. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt I pp 74-83.
<S3>Illustration: Wymer, J. J. 1990. Drawing of a Later Bronze Age urn from East Carleton. Film. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Wymer, J. J. 1990. Drawing of a Later Bronze Age urn from East Carleton. Film. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Wymer, J. J. 1990. Drawing of a Later Bronze Age urn from East Carleton. Film. 1:1.

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