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Title: Flint core
Item Name: Manufacture and Processing


White/grey patinated flint with spots of iron staining, cortex on one side. Excavation: Kilham Long Barrow (brown soil of ditch fill, below plough soil, trench S.12), 1965-1969 & 1971. KLB was excavated by Terry Manby between 1958 and 1969. After a Mesolithic occupation evidenced by pits and hearths, there was a period of cultivation before the monument was erected (perhaps around 3000BC). A trapezoidal timber structure, with a burial chamber and timber facade at the east end was built. There were two phases, with some burning between the two phases. The whole structure was then covered by a chalk and earth mound. This has now been almost entirely removed by ploughing. A Bronze Age ring ditch further to the east was also investigated in the excavations.

Culture: Neolithic
Materials: flint
Measurements: L:4cm, W:2.7cm, Ht:4cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1993.1374

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Excavation of the Kilham long barrow
Manby, T.G.