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The River Terrace, Caton, Lancashire Archaeological Excavation Assessment Report

Miller, Ian (2006) The River Terrace, Caton, Lancashire Archaeological Excavation Assessment Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An Archaeological Excavation was carried out bu Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) on behalf of United Utilities Ltd, on Caton River Terrace, Caton, Lancashire (SD 529 643) during November and December 2002. The work was required to investigate a concentration of flint fragments retrieved during topsoil stripping in advance of a pipeline.

The excavation revealed extensive plough truncation across the site, and no unequivocal archaeological features were were recorded. There was, however, a large assemblage of worked Mesolithic and Neolithic flint and chert within the plough-soil across the site, suggesting that the riverside location had once been a significant focus of prehistoric activity. An assemblage of finds from the medieval and post-medieval periods attest to the probable dumping of waste material on the land in the later period.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 13:28
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 13:28
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5542

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