Record Details

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

Summary

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

Location

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

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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