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Prehistoric Field Systems at DISC Chicksands, Bedfordshire

Thatcher, Chris (2011) Prehistoric Field Systems at DISC Chicksands, Bedfordshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During October 2010 Oxford Archaeology East conducted an archaeological evaluation at Ministry of Defence (MOD) freehold land at the Defence and Intelligence Security Centre (DISC), Chicksands, Bedfordshire (centred on NGR 512600 239800). The archaeological evaluation revealed a low level of Prehistoric activity that included a series of possible boundary ditches, enclosure ditches and a small number of pits. This activity was concentrated on the higher ground towards the east of the development area and also on the lower ground to the north. The features were largely sterile and thought to represent part of a prehistoric field system with the only finds comprising fragments of possible kiln bars that were recovered from a ditch towards the east of the development area. The presence of possible kiln furniture might suggest that the development area lay in the vicinity of a settlement.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Bedfordshire
ID Code:1873
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:03 Sep 2014 14:34
Last Modified:03 Sep 2014 14:34

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