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The Excavation of an Oval Barrow beside the Abingdon Causewayed Enclosure, Oxfordshire

  • Richard Bradley (a1), R. Cleal, M. Cook, B. Levitan, B. Mead and M. Harman...

Abstract

The excavation of an oval crop mark close to the Abingdon causewayed enclosure showed a complex sequence of development, starting with a rectangular ditched enclosure and most probably ending with an oval barrow of a type with parallels elsewhere in lowland England. The site included the grave of two individuals associated with a polished knife, a belt slider and most probably a leaf shaped arrowhead, and produced a series of radiocarbon dates extending from the Earlier to the Later Neolithic. A number of formal deposits around one end of the site are matched by similar material from the inner ditch of the causewayed enclosure, suggesting a direct link between the two monuments.

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