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Bronze Age Activity at Ely: An Archaeological Evaluation of Land off the A10 Ely Bypass

Robinson, Ben and Bray, Simon (1998) Bronze Age Activity at Ely: An Archaeological Evaluation of Land off the A10 Ely Bypass. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between the 5th November and 5th December 1997, the Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council undertook an archaeological evaluation on 20 hectares of arable land to the north-west of Ely (Figure 1: approximate centre TL538/813). The work was commissioned by Bovis Homes Ltd in response to a brief issued by the County Archaeology Office. An aerial photographic appraisal of the area revealed taint traces of ridge and furrow on the development area, but no other definite archaeological features. Field walking produced a ‘background’ of worked flint (diagnostic pieces were late Neolithic or Bronze Age in date), and medieval and post-medieval pot sherds which had been deposited during the manuring of the fields. Historic maps depict lanes crossing the development area which may be medieval in origin; a short length of one till survives. Evaluation trenches revealed 24 archaeological features mainly within two clusters, one in the centre of the area and the other at the eastern end of the development area. In the centre of the development an area of isolated circular pit, lined with shattered remains of two late Bronze Age vessels was revealed. At the eastern end of the area twelve undated parallel linear features of uncertain origin were recorded beneath a headland.

Item Type: Client Report
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Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Late Bronze Age 1000 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 19:13
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 19:13
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4379

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