Burnt Mound at the Yachting Pool, Bournville, 'visible in the stream bank as a mass of heat-shattered pebbles and charcoal'

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Behind bench is remains of burnt mound behind. There are a few dotted along brick, so you will find burnt rocks all along brook - the rocks are blackened and cracked from the heat, and from being repeatedly heated and plunged in water.

Dated to Stone age, previously thought to be used for cooking, the lack of any bones or other cooking implements has discredited this theory. One of many theories is that they either had a religious and/or cleansing purpose, by creating a sauna type dome tent - see Hodder.

Visited by Yr5 January 2013 as introduction to Make do and mend project, Paganel Archives.

[1] - see map.
  1. ^ p.31 'Birmingham, The Hidden History', Michael Hodder, Tempus:2004