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Earsham Quarry, Norfolk: Area 1

Cole, Edmund (2021) Earsham Quarry, Norfolk: Area 1. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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From the 17th of May to the 25th of June 2021, Oxford Archaeology East (OA East) undertook an archaeological excavation on land west of Earsham, Norfolk (TM 31862 89070). A single cremation burial containing fragments of Early Bronze Age pottery – probably the earliest feature encountered – was exposed in the southern half of the site. Part of a possible Bronze Age field system was also uncovered, along with features dated to the Iron Age. The Iron Age remains consisted of pits and post holes spread across much of the site, with more dense pit clusters, and beam slot and post hole structures towards the north west. Finds from these features were dominated by pottery and fired clay (daub). The majority of pottery dates from the Middle to Late Iron Age. Overlying the possible Bronze Age field system were two post-medieval boundary ditches, which are also visible on 19th century mapping.
This report provides a brief statement on the character of the archaeological remains, updates the project’s research aims and objectives and sets out a programme for further analysis and reporting.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Norfolk, norfolk, Earsham, earsham, Excavation, excavation, PXA, pxa, Post-Excavation Assessment, Post-excavation Assessment, post-excavation assessment, Cremation, cremation, cremation burial, Bronze Age, bronze age, Early Bronze Age, early bronze age, Bronze Age cremation, bronze age cremation, Early Bronze Age cremation, early bronze age cremation, Pottery, pottery, pot, ceramic, sherd, vessel, Bronze Age pottery, bronze age pottery, Early Bronze Age pottery, early bronze age pottery, Iron Age, iron age, Middle Iron Age, middle iron age, Late Iron Age, late iron age, Iron Age pottery, iron age pottery, Middle Iron Age pottery, middle iron age pottery, Late Iron Age pottery, late iron age pottery, Post-Medieval, post-medieval, Post Medieval, post medieval, Post-Medieval pottery, post-medieval pottery, Post Medieval pottery, post medieval pottery, Bronze Age field system, field system, agriculture, farming, farming practices, structure, structures, Iron Age structures, beamslot, beam slot, beamslots, beam slots, posthole, post hole, post-medieval field boundary, field boundary, boundary, ditch, ditches, Iron Age pit cluster, 2528, report 2528, Report 2528, OAE report 2528
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Norfolk
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Early Bronze Age 2500 - 1500 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Depositing User: Hamilton
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2021 13:17
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2021 13:17
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6142

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