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Twelve Acre Drive, Abingdon

Pond, Dan and Dodd, Mark (2022) Twelve Acre Drive, Abingdon. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology were commissioned by Bellway Homes Ltd to undertake
an archaeological evaluation at the site of a proposed development to the
north-east of Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The work comprised the excavation of
84 trenches and was carried out between 20th September and 14th October
The trial trenching demonstrated that the site was largely devoid of
archaeological activity. However, a small assemblage of residual worked flint
provides evidence for a very limited presence during the early prehistoric
period. Otherwise, the main focus of activity was a well-defined area of middle
to late Iron Age features recorded towards the south-west edge of the site.
This comprised a series of rectilinear ditches accompanied by a small number
of pits containing burnt material. To the south-east of this focus, several
parallel ditches were tentatively dated to the Roman period. No further
activity was recorded in association with these ditches and they have been
interpreted as either part of trackway or a broader field system. No significant
activity was recorded from the post-Roman period and it is likely that the site
was only used for agricultural purposes during this time

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Fieldwork
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 11 May 2023 07:18
Last Modified: 11 May 2023 07:18
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/7101

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