He should have been buried sitting on the bike - it would only have taken up one plot then, although the hole might have been quite deep!
I once had a discussion on the lines of the 'Fantasy Football Team' about fantasy archaeological features that would be entertaining to dig - we came up with an acrobatic act comprising three people on one anothers shoulders, the lowest riding a unicycle, the middle one juggling (ideally something ludicrous like chainsaws) and the top one carrying a balancing pole, buried in their act positions!
From: British archaeology discussion list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Simon West
Sent: 01 October 2007 15:26
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Death of flint - why the ceremony?
I have been through a similar process, the grave goods I gave to my
rabbit were a tea towel covered in fruit and vegetables and a whole
apple, seems stupid especially as I do not believe in any afterlife -
but you never know!
I had heard that one person filled two plots in New Zealand, when a
motorcycle was buried with him, so there was no room for his spouse!
It is interesting but whether one believes or not rationally, there is
always a hope and possibly a primitive desire to give goods representing
need or delight.
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