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Land North of Walton High Street, Felixstowe, Suffolk

House, Jonathan (2012) Land North of Walton High Street, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An evaluation was carried out by OA East from the 3rd September to 4th October 2012, on land to the north of Walton High Street, Felixstowe, Suffolk, Grid ref. TM 29051 36114. A total of 91 trenches were excavated which revealed evidence for activity on the site that spanned the Prehistoric to Medieval periods. Of particular archaeological interest was the discovery of elements of a Early/Middle Bronze Age ritual funerary landscape that included a well preserved putative barrow and associated features such as secondary cremations. Evidence for an agricultural landscape, along with possible beginnings of settlement in the form of post holes and possible round houses, was also recovered. Occupation of the site appears to have continued into the late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age with the presence of at least one settlement area with a good, well preserved assemblage of pottery and other finds directly associated with settlement features. Subsequently it appears that low level activity, predominantly agricultural in nature, continued on the site into the Post Medieval period.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, suffolk, felixstowe, settlement, iron age pottery, bronze age pottery, barrow, cremation
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Suffolk
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC > Early Neolithic 4000 - 3000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2841
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:06 Jun 2016 11:46
Last Modified:06 Jun 2016 11:46

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