The remains of four cremations were found in the area of the tumulus, three men and one woman, who died in close
succession. All of the cremations took place in pits, where the necessary wood had been gathered for reducing
the bodies to ashes. After the completion of the cremation the relatives placed grave-goods in the pits,
the standard gifts of the living to the dead, which would accompany them into the afterlife. Besides the carbonised
bones of the dead and the wood there was also organic material amongst the ashes, such as the remains of leather
and textiles, fragments of rope and wick and carbonised walnuts and pine nuts.
Using anthropological data from the examination of the bones in cremations B' and C', we now know that they both
belong to middle aged men. Cremations A' and C' — judging from the accompanying grave goods only —
appear to belong to a young woman and man respectively.