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A Roman, medieval and post-medieval sequence at Huntingdon Bus Station, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Clarke, Rachel (2010) A Roman, medieval and post-medieval sequence at Huntingdon Bus Station, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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A single trench measuring 3m x 3m was excavated to a depth of c.2.5m; investigation of the lower deposits was limited to a small test pit supplemented by hand augering. Four broad phases of activity were revealed, spanning the Roman to modern periods. The earliest silty, more cessy deposits may be fills of a large feature of unknown dimensions. The uppermost of these contained a flint flake and abraded Roman artefacts (tile fragments and a single coin of late 3rd or 4th century date), in addition to butchered cattle and sheep bones. These were sealed by two phases of cobbled surface, the uppermost of which had possible wheel ruts surviving as linear depressions aligned with 'The Walks' to the north. Moderate quantities of general domestic debris including pottery, animal bone, lava quern, peg tile and a probable coprolite had either been trodden in or deliberately dumped on or within this surface. The datable finds are generally quite abraded, but indicate that the surface is probably medieval in date.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Chris Faine
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 11:54
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2014 11:54
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/1902

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