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Fawcett Primary School, Cambridge

Phillips, Tom (2013) Fawcett Primary School, Cambridge. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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On the 5th and 6th of August 2013 Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological evaluation at Fawcett Primary School, Alpha Terrace, south Cambridge. Fawcett Primary School is located in the historic Trumpington area of the City of Cambridge. It is bounded by Clay Farm directly to the east, while Trumpington Road lies 0.5km to the west.
Three trenches, totalling 75m, were excavated with a JCB. Trench 1 was devoid of archaeological features. Trench 2 contained a large V-shaped ditch, most likely Middle Iron Age in date, which correlated with a long running boundary or routeway identified during excavation at Clay Farm in the field to the east. The feature was also identified in a geophysical survey undertaken in the school field prior to evaluation. Trench 3 uncovered part of a cremation cemetery; five seemingly un-urned cremations were clustered together in the eastern end of the trench. At the western end was a large post-medieval quarry pit.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, cambridge, trumpington, iron age, middle iron age, boundary, routeway, clay farm, pottery, cremation, cremation cemetery, un-urned, post-medieval, quarry
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Chris Faine
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2014 15:03
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 08:14
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/2049

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