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A39/B3116 Road Improvements (Two Headed Man Junction), Marksbury, Somerset

Allen, Martyn A39/B3116 Road Improvements (Two Headed Man Junction), Marksbury, Somerset. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Five evaluation trenches were targeted upon several geophysical anomalies
identified at the site of a proposed road junction development. The ditches
of two enclosures were exposed in the northern half of the site. One of these
remains undated, while the other is tentatively dated to the late Iron
Age/early Roman period. Two sections of a ring ditch were exposed in the
southern half of the site and appear to relate to a ploughed-out round
barrow. In the centre of the site, the course of the scheduled West Wansdyke
earthwork was exposed but not further excavated. Rubble representing the
core of the bank was consistent with evidence found during other local
excavations, and possibly suggests that the earthwork here had a stone
revetment. All the features excavated at the site appear to have suffered
from later truncation.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Somerset
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 16:10
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 16:10
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5222

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