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A Late Mesolithic Flint Scatter at Feoffees School, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire

Last, Jonathan (1996) A Late Mesolithic Flint Scatter at Feoffees School, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In May 1996 the Archaeological Field Unit (AFU) of Cambridgeshire County Council carried out an archaeological evaluation at Feoffees Primary School, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire (TL 5249/8419). The work was funded by Cambridgeshire County Council Property Management Services and undertaken in accordance with a brief designed by the County Archaeology Office.

The site lies outside the medieval village core of Little Downham but still upon the ridge of sand and gravel on which the village is located. Saxon, Roman and prehistoric finds are known from the vicinity, the most important of which is a series of Bronze Age burials. However, the most significant remains from the evaluation trenches comprised a scatter of Late Mesolithic flints from a buried (but heavily disturbed) land surface beneath the modern plougsoil, perhaps associated with a number of small cut features of doubtful origin. A few sherds of later pre-historic, Roman and medieval pottery also derived from this level.

In addition, the trenches revealed garden features probably associated with a property know to exist on the site from the early 19th until the mid 20th century.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, Feoffees School, Late mesolithic, flint scatter, prehistoric pottery, roman pottery, medieval pottery, garden, garden feature, post-medieval, post medieval, 19th century, 20th century, land surface, surface, buried soil, feauture
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC > Late Mesolithic 7000 - 4000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 08:47
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 08:47
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4117

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