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Millfield Way, Whittlesey

Haskins, Anthony (2016) Millfield Way, Whittlesey. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between 25th – 26th July 2016 Oxford Archaeology East carried out an evaluation at Millfield Way, Whittlesey. Six trenches totalling 135m were machines stripped within a plot of land earmarked for residential development. Trench 1 contained two undated features – an undated linear ditch and a ditch terminus or pit. Trench 3 contained three modern pits or postholes and a shallow linear feature of post-medieval or modern date, in an area where a windmill once stood. Trenches 2 and 6 contained large modern pits; pit 17 in trench 6 was in excess of 2m deep and contained a dump of late 19th – early 20th century material in its upper fill. Trenches 4 and 5 were devoid of archaeology.
A struck flint core, identified as a possible Aurignacian bladelet core of Early Upper Palaeolithic date (c. 40,000 – 27,000 BP), was recovered from the interface between the March gravels and the Oxford Clay in trench 2. The March gravels have previously produced Middle and Lower Palaeolithic material from within the Whittlesey area.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, whittlesey, palaeolithic, flint, post-medieval pottery, aurignacian, upper palaeolithic, post-medieval glass, cbm
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Palaeolithic 500 000 - 10 000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Chris Faine
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 13:33
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 13:33
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/2912

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