OA Library

Iron Age and Roman Activity on land adjacent to No. 38 March Road, Wimblington, Cambridgeshire

Gilmour, Nick (2015) Iron Age and Roman Activity on land adjacent to No. 38 March Road, Wimblington, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Submitted)

[img]
Preview
PDF
WIMMAR14_Report_1639_LR.pdf
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.

1MB

Abstract

Between 8th July and 16th July 2014, Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological evaluation on land adjacent to No. 38 March Road, Wimblington, Cambridgeshire (TL4138 9277). This was in advance of the proposed construction of residential properties. The evaluation revealed the presence of several Iron Age and Roman ditches, along with pits and postholes. The Iron Age activity comprised ditches and a possible large waterhole. These features were dated by the pottery they contained to the Middle to Late Iron Age, although some pottery may be of Early Iron Age date. Roman activity comprised ditches and pits containing pottery, animal bone and ceramic building material. A geophysical survey of the site appears to show a sub-square enclosure, which the evaluation has shown to be of Roman date. A deep, well-like feature was identified c.90m to the east of this enclosure. The presence of ceramic building material, including a fragment of box flue tile, suggests a Roman building somewhere in the vicinity. The evaluation appears to show that the site was occupied from the Middle Iron Age until the 3rd to 4th century AD, with pottery of Iron Age, Late pre-Roman Iron Age, Early Roman and Late Roman date recovered. The environmental samples show that there is potential for the recovery of both charred and waterlogged plant remains that can provide information on the diet, economy and the local environment of the site

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:2487
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:01 Apr 2015 08:19
Last Modified:01 Apr 2015 08:19

Repository Staff Only: item control page