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Drigg Characterisation Boreholes, Cumbria. Archaeological Watching Brief

Wild, Chris (1998) Drigg Characterisation Boreholes, Cumbria. Archaeological Watching Brief. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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An archaeological evaluation was commissioned on behalf of British Nuclear Fuels
(BNFL) plc in conjunction with an application for planning permission to drill eight test
boreholes on 100ha of land between Drigg and the sea (NGR SD 147990). The aim of
the evaluation was to evaluate the impact of the proposed drilling programme on the
archaeological landscape within the defined study area.
The watching brief followed on from an archaeological assessment of the site
undertaken by Lancaster University Archaeological Unit (1996), which involved a
documentary study combined with a walk-over survey. The assessment demonstrated
evidence of occupation on both sides of the Esk estuary from the late Mesolithic,
through to the Early Bronze Age. The Mesolithic remains show that early man was
knapping flint in the area, and suggest that the tools made were for hunting or fishing,
as well as for food processing.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2022 08:57
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2022 08:57
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6779

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