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Title: Kilham long barrow model
Item Name: Religion or Ritual


Model of Kilham Neolithic long barrow, base green, white and brown. Made of fibreboard, wood & plaster. A reconstruction of phase 3 of the mortuary enclosure based on archaeological evidence supplied by the excavator. 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: board; wood; plaster
Measurements: L:76cm, W:31cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1993.1651

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