Field Season 2019
In June 2019 we opened a machine stripped an area of 24 x 22m that was centred on an arc of five large pit-like magnetic anomalies located between the stone circle and barrow KR14.
The five large magnetic anomalies were geological in origin, but they masked numerous prehistoric features. It is probable that the earliest features examined were a series of four intercutting pits that did not contain any of the artefactual material abundant elsewhere in the trench. A group of six postholes were investigated toward in the north-west corner of the trench. ‘Pot boilers’ had been reused as post-packing and other artefacts included pottery, daub and struck flint. A curvilinear gully situated to the east of these postholes may have been the foundation for a plank-in-trench built structure. Further east were another two postholes and a pit containing cremated bone, carbonised organics, daub and possible mould fragments.