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Land at George Green Slough Buckinghamshire

King, Laura Land at George Green Slough Buckinghamshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In August 2011 Oxford Archaeology South (OAS) carried out an archaeological evaluation at George Green, Slough, Buckinghamshire. The evaluation comprised 22 trenches measuring 50m x 2m, with an additional 10 trenches targeted on a number of anomalies recorded in a geophysical survey of the site. The investigation revealed a potential later prehistoric trackway, along with sparse evidence for prehistoric activity in the northern half of the site. The precise date and character of this activity was unclear. In addition, some evidence for early Roman activity was found, in the form of occasional sherds of pottery, but, again, the nature of the activity was unclear. For both periods, the paucity of artefactual material recovered suggests that the activity was not related to settlement on the site itself. Evidence for medieval agriculture, in the form of remnants of furrows, was found across much of the site, truncated by more recent ploughing. A field boundary ditch shown on the 1809 enclosure map of the area was located in the north-eastern corner of the site and, along with a number of other features in this area, is likely to be of post-medieval date - early medieval pottery recovered from this feature is probably residual in nature.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1739
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:24 Jun 2014 09:06
Last Modified:13 Apr 2015 09:32

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