Whitelow cairn burial data

Cinery Urn

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*
F 1237 376 1 NP ADOL 3599 ±28
M 224 75 1 F?? A undated
C 1252 871 1 F? A 3499 ±34 3527 ±28
H 232 97 1 NP A 3515 ±35*
A 38 18 1 NA CHILD undated
Scatter 80 80 1 NP NP undated
K 76 38 1 NP NP undated
J 73 57 1 NP NP undated
D 443 184 1 NP OC TO ADOL 3503 ±27
E 527 223 1 F?? YA undated
G 1404 1155 1 M? YA 3496 ±28
Primary 252 124 1 F? MA 3555 ±28

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).

Location: SD80501626

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