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Land at Brierley Paddocks, West Mersea, Essex

Kwiatkowska, Malgorzata (2022) Land at Brierley Paddocks, West Mersea, Essex. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between 14th and 18th December 2020 Oxford Archaeology East carried out a small (0.1ha) area excavation at Brierley Paddocks, West Mersea, Essex. This was one of two areas designated for excavation within a 9ha development area where geophysical survey and trial trenching had identified archaeological remains of prehistoric and Roman date.
The excavations uncovered an unurned cremation burial, a single pit and a series of ditches forming part of a wider field system. The only dateable finds recovered were small quantities of Middle/Late Bronze Age pottery. Whilst the cremation burial and pit seem very likely to be of Bronze Age date, the ditches followed the same alignment as nearby historic field boundaries recorded on first edition Ordnance Survey mapping, and it is uncertain whether they represent part of a prehistoric field systems or relate to much later, post-medieval/early modern land use.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Essex, essex, West Mersea, west mersea, Excavation, excavation, archaeological excavation, Bronze Age, bronze age, Post-Medieval Post Medieval, post-medieval, post medieval, Pottery, pottery, sherd, ceramic, pot, vessel, Bronze Age pottery, bronze age pottery, cremation, cremation burial, unurned, unurned cremation, Bronze Age cremation, bronze age cremation, Bronze Age unurned cremation, bronze age unurned cremation, pit, pits, ditch, ditches, field system, bronze age field system, post-medieval field system, 2550, report 2550, Report 2550, OAE report 2550
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Essex
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Late Bronze Age 1000 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Middle Bronze Age 1600 - 1,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Hamilton
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 10:00
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 10:00
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6507

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