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Carlisle Flood Defence Scheme, Carlisle, Cumbria. Archaeological Watching Brief

Tonks, David (2004) Carlisle Flood Defence Scheme, Carlisle, Cumbria. Archaeological Watching Brief. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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A watching brief was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology North between April and May 2004 at Carlisle, Cumbria (centred on NY 42000 56000), on a series of geotechnical test pits. The work was commissioned by Atkins Water following proposed improvements to the local flood defence system. To complement the watching brief results, data from geotechnical boreholes was also required by Oxford Archaeology North for palaeoenvironmental purposes.

Of the 33 geotechnical test pits that were opened, seven contained significant archaeological horizons. The finds included many bottles and jars, mostly complete, as well as drinking glasses and other tableware, both glass and ceramic. The context from which they came is interpreted as a midden dating from between the late nineteenth century through to the early twentieth, including the First World War. No horizons of earlier date were encountered.

No further archaeological work was recommended as a result of the watching brief. However, the results from of the palaeoenvironmental element will be the subject of a separate, forthcoming, report.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 13:22
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 13:22
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5632

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