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Archaeological Test Pits at Devil's Dyke, Ditches Farm, Burwell, Cambridgeshire

Webster, Michael (2015) Archaeological Test Pits at Devil's Dyke, Ditches Farm, Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological investigation was carried out at Devils Ditch (or Dyke), Cambridgeshire on December 1st and 2nd 2015. A total of five hand excavated 1m square test pits were opened into the upper most fills of the ditch, three to a depth of 1m. This work was undertaken to determine if the ditch infill contained sufficient amounts of re-deposited chalk to be used to repair erosion scars on the dyke bank. Unfortunately there was no evidence of suitable chalk material. The materials exposed within the test pits were all modern in date, presumably derived from 20th century infilling as a result of local agriculture.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological test pitting, cambridgeshire, devil's dyke, burwell, earthworks
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
ID Code:2838
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:02 Jun 2016 10:12
Last Modified:02 Jun 2016 10:12

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