Prehistoric features at Sharmer Farm

Description of this historic site

The site of pits and hearths. The hearths may have been the remains of funeral pyres. Radio carbon dating suggests that the features dated to the Bronze Age. The site is located 900m north west of Harbury Field.

Notes about this historic site

1 Prehistoric hearths and pits were identified at Sharmer Farm in 1972. The features have been interpreted as either funeral pyres or as a pot boiling site (WA 801).
2 Although no dating evidence was recovered from the site during excavation two radio carbon samples gave dates c 1000 BC.
3 Radiocarbon dating result form
4 Plan and section.
5 Field survey.
6 Letter from Mr Ellis to Time Team in 2000 proposing further investigation.

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