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Iron Age and Roman Activity on land East of Kettering, the Balancing Pond site: PXA and UPD

Gilmour, Nick and Clarke, Graeme (2023) Iron Age and Roman Activity on land East of Kettering, the Balancing Pond site: PXA and UPD. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Archaeological excavations were carried out to the East of Kettering in advance of the construction of some balancing ponds and associated infrastructure. These revealed extensive Roman remains and part of an Iron Age settlement. Potentially of most significance was a large area dedicated to crop processing. This included stone and clay lined tanks, along with corn driers. Charred plant remains from this area include germinated Spelt along with large quantities of sprouts from germinated grains. These suggest that large scale brewing may have been carried out in this location. In addition, separate enclosures revealed on part of the site may be related to a high-status Romano-British building.
This excavation is part of a large project related to the East Kettering Development. Previous and potential future work on this project sets the current sites in their wider landscape setting.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Northamptonshire, northamptonshire, Kettering, kettering, Cranford, cranford, Excavation, excavation, archaeological excavation, PXA, pxa, UPD, upd, Post-Excavation Assessment, Post-excavation Assessment, post-excavation assessment, Updated Project Design, Roman, roman, Bronze Age, bronze age, Iron Age, iron age, Pottery, pottery, pot, ceramic, vessel, sherd, Roman pottery, roman pottery, Bronze Age pottery, bronze age pottery, Iron Age pottery, iron age pottery, round house, roundhouse, Iron Age round house, Iron Age roundhouse, Bronze Age pit, pit, pits, Roman corn dryer, corn dryer, enclosure, Roman enclosure, agriculture, industrial processing, brewing, Roman brewing, ecofacts, charred plant remains, CPR, cpr, sprouts, sprouted grain, grain, grains, roman ditch, ditch, ditches, boundary ditch, animal remains, animal bone, animal bones, bone, bones, Roman animal remains, 2121, report 2121, Report 2121, OAE report 2121
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Northamptonshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Hamilton
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 09:39
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2023 09:39
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/7060

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