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A Later Iron Age and Roman farmstead and a medieval windmill at Milton Park and Ride, Milton, Cambridgeshire

Phillips, Tom (2010) A Later Iron Age and Roman farmstead and a medieval windmill at Milton Park and Ride, Milton, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This excavation identified the southern edge of a substantial, later Iron Age rural settlement, the agricultural land surrounding this settlement and the transitional zone between these different areas of use. The settlement itself originated in the Middle Iron Age with evidence of ditched fields, a roundhouse, a water hole, pits, post built structures and a trackway. The water hole contained a well preserved log ladder and a large number of associated working wood chips. The log ladder was subsequently carbon dated to between 400 - 200BC. In the subsequent phase the trackway and some earlier boundaries went out of use although the pattern of a relatively open farmstead continued. The site continued to be occupied into the Roman period. This use of the site, while still settlement related, appeared to be much less intense and took place at a time when the previous Iron Age settlement had faded from the landscape and when the nucleus of the settlement had either moved north or shrunk in size. The Roman remains consisted of a single moderately sized enclosure.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:1899
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:04 Sep 2014 11:31
Last Modified:04 Sep 2014 11:31

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