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Possible Neolithic cremation burial and other finds on land at Town Road, Quarrington



Reference Name MLI60646

Name:
Possible Neolithic cremation burial and other finds on land at Town Road, Quarrington

Summary:
Possible Neolithic cremation burial and other finds on land at Town Road, Quarrington

Location:
Quarrington, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE
SLEAFORD, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 60646
During excavation in advance of a housing development a single almost complete Neolithic vessel was found in isolation. The pot was identified as of the Peterborough Ebbsfleet type. Sparse burnt bone fragments were found nearby and it is suggested that these represent a human cremation interred within the pot. However only a few grams of burnt bone were retrieved from the excavation of the vessel in the laboratory. The Neolithic pit is the only one of the type on the site and seems to represent a single isolated event. {1}{2}
In addition a fragment of polished stone axe and a few isolated flints were found scattered across the area. {1}{2}

Sources:
1 Excavation Report: Archaeological Project Services. 1996. An Early and Middle Saxon Settlement at Quarrington. QTR92; QTR93
2 Excavation archive: Archaeological Project Services. 1996. An Early and Middle Saxon Settlement at Quarrington. LCNCC 50.94, 77.94
3 Article in serial: COUPLAND, F. AND WALKER, F.. 1995. HERITAGE LINCOLNSHIRE FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT. pp 40-41
4 Article in serial: Field, F.N. and George, I.. 1995. Archaeology in Lincolnshire. Vol 30 pp 48-9
5 Article in serial: Taylor, G.. 2003. 'An Early to Middle Saxon Settlement at Quarrington, Lincolnshire' in The Antiquaries Journal. Vol 83, p 235

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The following reports are available from the ADS digital library.
1 Excavation Report: Archaeological Project Services. 1996. An Early and Middle Saxon Settlement at Quarrington. QTR92; QTR93
1 Excavation Report: Archaeological Project Services. 1996. An Early and Middle Saxon Settlement at Quarrington. QTR92; QTR93
1 Excavation Report: Archaeological Project Services. 1996. An Early and Middle Saxon Settlement at Quarrington. QTR92; QTR93

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