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Neolithic to Roman Activity at Linton Village College, Linton, Cambridgeshire Post-excavation Assessment and Updated Project Design

Gilmour, Nick (2011) Neolithic to Roman Activity at Linton Village College, Linton, Cambridgeshire Post-excavation Assessment and Updated Project Design. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 5th May and 20th September 2010, Oxford Archaeology East carried out a further phase of archaeological excavation and watching briefs at Linton Village College, Cambridgeshire. These revealed activity of Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and post-medieval date. Prehistoric remains included a Later Neolithic pit, containing Grooved Ware pottery and substantial quantities of struck flint, and a probable Early Bronze Age ring ditch. Iron Age field boundary ditches and two claylined pits containing burnt stone were also identified. A series of Roman ditches and several structural features were recorded, along with the burial of a neonate and partial remains of another. These ditches appear to mark the southern limit of the Roman settlement excavated in 2008. A postmedieval brick built building, with a rammed chalk floor, was also excavated. Four one-metre square test pits were also excavated by the students of the college, as part of a Young Roots, Heritage Lottery funded project, through the topsoil and subsoil in a garden area. These revealed pottery of Iron Age, Roman and post -medieval date along with struck flints. These finds add to those identified in previous phases of work in 2004-5 and 2008, producing a more complete picture of past land-use in Linton.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Early Bronze Age 2500 - 1500 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC > Late Neolithic 2700 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1069
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:23 Apr 2013 12:26
Last Modified:21 Aug 2018 13:14

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