Barnack Gravel Pits

Two separate excavations took place in this area. The first uncovered three periods of round-barrow construction each concentrically within each other. Seventeen burials were found. The primary burial contained a beaker and a stone wrist-guard, stylistically linked to Bohemian examples These contents were date by Ian Kinnes to c. 1800-1700 BCE.

 

Later excavations in the same area revealed a penannular ditch, a  pit alignment and a later track-way. Pottery of Iron Age date was recovered

P. Donaldson, 'A Multiple Round-Barrow at Barnack', (Durobrivae 4 1978), p.14-15.

I. Kinnes, 'The Barnack Grave-Group', (Durobrivae 4 1978), p. 16-17.

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