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An Undated Ditch and Furrows, Landscape and Ecological Mitigation (LEM) Area, West of Longstanton Road, Over

House, Jonathan (2010) An Undated Ditch and Furrows, Landscape and Ecological Mitigation (LEM) Area, West of Longstanton Road, Over. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An evaluation comprising eleven 50m-long trenches was carried out by Oxford Archaeology East on land to the south of the village of Over in Cambridgeshire (TL 3754 6907). The evaluation, which was undertaken in late October 2010, was located within an area encompassing c.2ha to the north of and adjacent to the route of the Guided Busway which utilises a former railway line. Cambridgeshire County Council commissioned the work in advance of a proposed Landscape and Ecological Mitigation (LEM) scheme. The trenches revealed limited evidence comprising probable furrows and an undated ditch that may be part of a post-medieval field system. The paucity of finds that pre-date the post-medieval period suggests that this lower-lying part of the landscape may have been restricted to pastoral use or ephemeral fen-edge activity, with settlement during the Roman period being focused on the higher ground to the north and east.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1911
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:04 Sep 2014 13:34
Last Modified:04 Sep 2014 13:34

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