Stonesteads Bowl Barrow
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Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
SE084084 (408402, 350527)
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A Neolithic bowl barrow excavated by Samuel Carrington in 1849. At the time, the mound was 17 yards in diameter and 18 inches high, and was described as comprising "earth, limestone and boulders". Just off-centre beneath the mound was an area of thin limestone paving on which lay a male crouched inhumation. Near the feet was a worked boar's tusk; at the shoulders were burnt flints including a leaf-shaped arrowhead and a scraper, plus a piece of worked rib. Also on the ground surface beneath the barrow mound was a few pieces of burnt bone plus indications of a fire. Ordnance Survey field investigation in 1957 recorded the mound as being 12 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high, with no visible traces of a ditch.
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