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HER Number:MDV14571
Name:CAIRNFIELD in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

Group of six cairns excavated in advance of tipping programme. Radio-carbon dated 1600-1300 bc. Pit beneath one. Fragments of segmented faience beads of early bronze age. No trace of human bone(wainwright et al,pdas) analysis of charcoal showed 98 per cent to be that of oak. Fragments of 7 faience beads were recovered - probably of english origin. The stone artifacts recovered were - 1 flint knife, 2 blades, a microlith, and an end scraper. Three sandstone whetstones were also found (wainwright et al/pps).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 554 636
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/219

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRNFIELD (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1300 BC (Between))

Full description

WAINWRIGHT ET AL/PPS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153128.

Group of six cairns excavated in advance of tipping programme. Radio-carbon dated 1600-1300 bc. Pit beneath one. Fragments of segmented faience beads of early bronze age. No trace of human bone(wainwright et al,pdas) analysis of charcoal showed 98 per cent to be that of oak. Fragments of 7 faience beads were recovered - probably of english origin. The stone artifacts recovered were - 1 flint knife, 2 blades, a microlith, and an end scraper. Three sandstone whetstones were also found (wainwright et al/pps).


NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV153130.

Vis=28/8/1980 (os) sites of these cairns now overlaid by a waste tip (nmr citing os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153131.

Wainwright, g. J. + smith, k. /pdas/37(1979)132-135 fig/the south dartmoor project 1976-1979.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153132.

Wainwright, g. J. , fleming, a. , smith, k. /pps/45(1979)1-33/the shaugh moor project, first report.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153133.

Smith, k. /interim report 1981/in parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153134.

Nmr=sx56se46.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Not recorded (rchm app 1985).


Quinnell, H., 2017, Dartmoor and Prehistoric to Early Medieval Tinworking, Dartmoor and Prehistoric to Early Medieval Tinworking, 21 (Article in Monograph). SDV360639.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153128Migrated Record: WAINWRIGHT ET AL/PPS.
SDV153130Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV153131Migrated Record:
SDV153132Migrated Record:
SDV153133Migrated Record:
SDV153134Migrated Record:
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV360639Article in Monograph: Quinnell, H.. 2017. Dartmoor and Prehistoric to Early Medieval Tinworking. The Tinworking Landscape of Dartmoor in a European Context. Paperback Volume. Dartmoor and Prehistoric to Early Medieval Tinworking, 21.

Associated Monuments

MDV14773Related to: Cairn on northern part of Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV14774Related to: Cairn on northern part of Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV14775Related to: Cairn on northern part of Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV14789Related to: Cairn on northern part of Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV14790Related to: Cairn on northern part of Shaugh Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV6657 - BEAD (Early Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 1501 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2017 10:23AM