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Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 152
 Date Entered 07/03/2011
 Updated on 07/03/2011
 Recorded by Ric Carter
 Category Ring Cairns
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 17/02/2011
 Location Ellerton Moor
 Civil Parish Ellerton Abbey
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 362m
 Geology At the head of a small peat infilled ice margin channel
 Record Name Ellerton Moor Ring Cairn
 Record Description An Early/Middle Bronze Age embanked stone circle or Ring Cairn, of circular plan,with sandstone kerbs and banking well defined where moorland heather burned off and with an internal circular depression (approx. 2m diameter)abutting the banking to the North and where there is the suggestion of an entrance way.The site on gently rising ground with outlook over Swaledale to the North West but restricted in other directions by higher ground close to the site.
 Dimensions External dia. 8.3m; internal 5.3m to 6m; banking 30cm high max.
 Additional Notes This Ring Cairn feature should not be regarded in isolation but rather in the context of other recorded (but un-excavated) features on Ellerton Moor which include a number of small cairns, burnt mounds and field systems.Similar Ring Cairn features previously excavated have been found to contain cremated human remains interred within typical collared and decorated clay urns. For example see "The Harden Moor Ring Cairn: An account of the excavations 1958-60,1983-4" publ.K. Boughey June 2010. Also see SWAAG data records (T.C.Laurie) Nos.150 (Harker Mires Cairnfield type settlement) and 151 (Harker Mires Ring Cairn).
 Image 1 ID 402         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Ellerton Moor Ring Cairn
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