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Iron Age features adjacent to Foxton Brook, Shepreth: An Archaeological Evaluation

Roberts, Judith (1998) Iron Age features adjacent to Foxton Brook, Shepreth: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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In September 1998 the Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit carried out observation and recording of topsoil stripping and evaluation on 2.8ha of land in Shepreth parish, between Shepreth pit and Foxton Brook. An area was stripped of topsoil to establish the depth of surviving remains and to determine the amount of disturbance caused by quarrying and modern agriculture. Six trenches were machine excavated.
The trenches revealed mainly linear features. Several contained material of probable Iron Age/Romano-British date. Other features appear to be either 'geological' or post-medieval. The absence of medieval or post-medieval material suggests this land was not close enough to a contemporary settlement for manuring to have occurred or else the ground was unsuitable for arable agriculture. This is borne out by the nineteenth century Tithe and Enclosure Maps which show part of the site as meadow.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological excavation, watching brief, topsoil stripping, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Shepreth, shepreth, Foxton Brook, foxton brook, palaeochannel, palaeo-channel, abraded pottery, pottery, pot, ceramic, sherd, Pottery, animal bone, animal bones, bone, animal remains, waterlogged remains, peat, Iron Age, iron age, Roman, roman, A139, a139, report a139, report A139, Report a139, Report A139, CCCAFU report A139
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2019 20:16
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 20:16
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4945

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