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Land east of Little Paxton Cemetery, Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire

Cox, Nicholas (2016) Land east of Little Paxton Cemetery, Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 10th and 15th August 2016 Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological evaluation on land east of Little Paxton Cemetery, Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire (centred TL 1787 6322). Five 30m long evaluation trenches were excavated within the area proposed for the expansion of the existing cemetery. These revealed five linear features compromising four ditches and a gully, together with two postholes. Three of the linear features were on a north-east to south-west alignment whilst the other two were broadly north to south aligned. Most of the features, including the two postholes, were located in the south-east corner of the site. With the exception of two Neolithic worked flints from one of the ditches, and a fragment of post-medieval tile retrieved from the topsoil, no finds were recovered from the site. Despite this dearth of dating evidence, two of the ditches broadly align upon mapped linear cropmarks associated with an extensive cropmark complex immediately south, which is possibly Iron Age or Romano-British in origin.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, little paxton, neolithic, flint, worked flint, flint knife
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:2916
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:30 Sep 2016 07:16
Last Modified:30 Sep 2016 07:16

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