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EAS Report 14: summary

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Volume 9, 1977: A Bronze Age Cemetery at Chitts Hill, Colchester, Essex
by Philip Crummy

Date report completed: 1977
Location: Colchester, Essex
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Keywords: Chitts Hill, Bronze Age, excavations

Summary. Rescue excavations at Chitts Hill, Colchester, led to the discovery of a Bronze Age cemetery, apparently of two phases. The first of these consisted of a group of seven small round barrows and the second of a Deverel-Rimbury urnfield yielding 27 or more cremayion, mostly in urns. Twenty-five small pits of unknown purpose were found which were contemporary with the urnfield. The barrows were levelled in the late Bronze Age or Iron Age period.