Collared Urn and accessory vessel. Image courtesy of Bury Museum and Art Gallery
Whitelow Cairn, near Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester was excavated by Norman Tyson and Bury Archaeological Group from 1960 to 1962. The site is a ring cairn with an inner cairn, which may have later been elaborated with more cairn material. Thirteen cremation deposits were found; other finds included two clay studs, a bronze awl, five pots and various flint and chert artefacts.
|Deposit||Total weight (g)||Identified weight (g)||MNI||Sex||Age-at-death||C-14 uncalibrated|
|L||454||358||1||M?||MA TO OA||3495 ±40*|
|C||1252||871||1||F?||A||3499 ±34 3527 ±28|
|D||443||184||1||NP||OC TO ADOL||3503 ±27|
Osteological data from the analysis of remains at Whitelow cairn. *=Barrowclough 2008.
Site type: Round cairn / Platform cairn
Objects: two clay studs, a bronze awl, four collared urns in Longworth’s secondary series, an accessory vessel, and various flint and chert artefacts (Longworth 1984).