Wednesday 3 February 2016

Child Cremations at Stonehenge reports on the latest analysis of the cremation remains examined from the excavations by Hawley at Stonehenge.

One note is: "found relatively very few children buried at Stonehenge compared to remains from long barrows – and even those we can see are probably an exaggeration of the relative quantities, as smaller younger bones will have survived the cremation and mixing better than larger adult bones, and thus be easier to spot."

This extract from Hawley's Fifth Report of his excavations (Season 1923) suggests that the remains that were recovered from his excavations may have missed a lot of children, because it sounds like he didn't collect their cremation remains.

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