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Bronze Age Enclosures on land at rear of 16-20 Cambridge Road, Sawston, Cambridge (the Police Station site): An Evaluation and Excavation

Mortimer, Richard and Bishop, Barry John (2006) Bronze Age Enclosures on land at rear of 16-20 Cambridge Road, Sawston, Cambridge (the Police Station site): An Evaluation and Excavation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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An evaluation and excavation at a housing development behind Sawston Police Station revealed three elements of a large Bronze Age field or enclosure system. The enclosure had been recorded in a previous excavation immediately to the south during the first stage of development at the site in 2003, where it was interpreted as being of Roman origin. The ditches uncovered during this second phase of development were found to contain very large quantities of struck flint in their upper fills, possibly emanating from a knapping site on or close to a clearance cairn. The material dates to the second half of the 2nd millennium BC and appears to be the result of deliberate deposition. The struck flint assemblage was part of a much larger deposition of un-worked flint nodules. The upper fills of the ditches also contained a relatively small but varied faunal assemblage, with almost half the material being red and roe deer.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Sawston, sawston, Evaluation, evaluation, archaeological evaluation, Excavation, excavation, archaeological excavation, Bronze Age, bronze age, flint deposition, knapping, Romano-British, romano-british, lithic, lithics, lithic implement, worked flint, nodules, nodule, flint nodule, flint nodules, animal remains, animal bone, animal bones, bone, bones, antler, faunal remains, deer, red deer, roe deer, field system, enclosure, enclosure system, Bronze Age field system, bronze age field system, clearance cairn, 831, report 831, Report 831, CCCAFU report 831
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Early Iron Age 800 - 400 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 > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Depositing User: Archives
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 11:48
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 11:48
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5286

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