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Aller Court Farm, Aller, Somerset

Allen, Martyn and Booth, Paul and Thacker, Gerry and Brown, Lisa and Cook, Sharon and Lawrence, Tom and McIntyre, Lauren and Nicholson, Rebecca and Poole, Cynthia and Shaffrey, Ruth Aller Court Farm, Aller, Somerset. [Client Report] (In Press)

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In 2016 Oxford Archaeology (OA) were commissioned by British Solar Renewables to
undertake a programme of archaeological investigation at Aller Court Farm, Somerset, on the
site of a proposed solar farm development. Two rectilinear enclosures identified by a
geophysical survey were excavated. A large trapezoidal enclosure with evidence for internal
features was located c. 200m north-west of a smaller, square enclosure containing three
cremation burials. Radiocarbon analysis of human bone samples from the three cremations
provided consistent results and confirmed their combined date range as c. 1960–1760 cal BC,
placing the burials within the Early Bronze Age. Pottery in the ditches of both enclosures
dated from the end of the Early Bronze Age and the Middle Bronze Age. A late Roman
trackway defined by two parallel ditches cut through the centre of the trapezoidal enclosure

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Somerset
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Early Bronze Age 2500 - 1500 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Middle Bronze Age 1600 - 1,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 15:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 15:30
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5852

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