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Drayton Road, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, Post Excavation Assessment and Research Design

Mayes, Andrew (2003) Drayton Road, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, Post Excavation Assessment and Research Design. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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As part of a joint Oxford University (OU) and Oxford Archaeology (OA) project to investigate Saxon settlement and society in the area around Sutton Courtenay, OA carried out a research evaluation at Drayton Road, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. This work was funded by English Heritage. The evaluation revealed features and finds covering a wide span from Mesolithic to the Anglo-Saxon period. Within the four trenches excavated, discoveries of particular significance included a gully and seven pits in the NE of the site with an important assemblage of early Saxon pottery. A punishment burial was found adjacent to this trench in a test pit. A Saxon timber hall was also investigated and an early to mid Saxon waterhole, a group of Neolithic pits and several Roman ditches were examined. Saxon pottery was found in the upper fill of a Roman trackway ditch. Fieldwalking, metal detecting and test-pit sieving recovered a wide variety of material, mainly of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age date, but also a human jaw fragment from the area where Anglo-Saxon cemetery finds had previously been recovered by metal detectorists.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 11:18
Last Modified: 25 May 2023 09:04
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/481

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