Record Details

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


Several Late 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 have also been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 17 02
Map Sheet:TG10SE

Full description

20 to 21 May 1986. 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.
See (S1).
J. Wymer (NAU) 1 August 1986

May 1986. 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).

Monument Types

  • PIT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PIT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 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>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.

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