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Little Abington Four Wentways A11/A604

Barclay, Alistair and Williams, Robert Little Abington Four Wentways A11/A604. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In October 1994 a field evaluation was undertakan by the Oxford Archaeological unit on behalf of John Ward Associates. The work was carried out in accordance to a brief set by the Archaeology Section, Cambridgeshire County Council on behalf of John Ward Associates as a requirement for planning permission to develop land for the Forte Development at Four Wentways. Thirteen. trenches were excavated in a field known to contain cropmarks of part of a barrow cemetery. The evaluation demonstrated that two ring ditch cropmarks were ploughed out Bronze Age barrows. Other cropmorks, the 'banana-shaped'feature and the linear ditch, could not be closely dated although the former is likely to be prehistoric. The environmental assessment indicates that the barrows originally stood in opcn grassland (pasture). No funerary evidence associated with the barrows was found during the evaluation. Both barrow ditches produced evidence for in. situ flint working and for the testing of flint nodules. Small quantities of Iron Age and Roman sherds from the barrow ditches indicated later activity.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1047
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:26 Mar 2013 12:57
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 12:57

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