Element record MCC2472 - Roman cremation burial, Kirkee McMunn Barracks, Colchester


Roman pottery, glass and burnt bone, indicative of a Roman cremation burial, recovered from spoil heap in 1994.


Grid reference TL 98862 23047 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


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A quantity of pottery, together with much of a glass tettine and a small quantity of burnt bone was recovered from contractors spoil. Three incomplete pottery vessels were apparently represented, consisting of two probable flagons and a flask, although no rim fragments were found. The glass tetine was similar to a complete example in Colchester Museum and dates perhaps to the mid 2nd and 3rd centuries. This collection of fines appears to represent a cremation burial and could indicate the position of a cemetery.<1>

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  • <1> Article in serial: Shimmin, D.. 1998. A Late Iron Age and Roman Cccupation site, Kirkee McMunn Barracks, Colchester. Essex Archaeology and History Vol. 29 (Third Series), pp.260-269. p.266.

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Jan 24 2017 2:44PM

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