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Land at Underdown Lane, Herne Bay, Eddington, Kent

Murray, Paul Land at Underdown Lane, Herne Bay, Eddington, Kent. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Archaeological remains dating from the late Bronze Age to the Romano-British period were identified, although most of the features can probably be placed in the late Iron Age to early Romano-British period (100BC-200AD). Features were discovered in nine of the trenches, but finds very sparsely distributed and abraded.

The late Iron Age / Romano-British features consisted of shallow ditches and pits containing occasional fragments of pottery. These features appear to be traces of agricultural field boundaries, probably forming part of an extensive field system. No evidence of domestic structures ware identified although all the features appeared to be severely truncated by ploughing, leaving little chance of shallow features surviving. The sparse finds, including pottery and burnt flint, are likely to derive from a settlement in the general vicinity but there is no indication of occupation within or adjacent to the development area. Activity in the post-medieval period was restricted to a ploughsoil horizon identified in all trenches

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 12:20
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2016 12:20
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/2726

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