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CREMATION PIT

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A site where a corpse has been burnt on a pyre over a pit, which acts as a receptacle for the remains. Occasionally accompanied by burnt grave goods, placed with the body on the pyre.

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Term Note
CREMATION The fragmentary, burnt remains of a human body. Usually found buried, occasionally in a container associated with grave goods.
CREMATION CEMETERY A cemetery comprising exclusively cremated human remains, some or all of which may be contained within pottery vessels.
PIT A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known.

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