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Tubney Wood Fyfiled and Tubney Oxon

Buckley, Andy and Lamdin-Whymark, Hugo Tubney Wood Fyfiled and Tubney Oxon. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This desk-based assessment has identified a high potential for multi-period archaeology, in-particular dated to the early Mesolithic. There is also a high potential for discovering Bronze Age, Roman, later medieval and post-medieval archaeology, though only a low potential during the Iron Age and an uncertain potential during the early medieval period. The Oxford Archaeological Unit (OAU) carried out a field evaluation at Tubney Wood Quarry on behalf of Hills Minerals and Waste Ltd. The evaluation revealed an extensive scatter of early Mesolithic flint in the topsoil and subsoil; early Mesolithic flintwork was also present in seven tree-throw holes. In addition, a small number of later Neolithic and early Bronze Age flints were also recovered. Eight ditches were located, several of which run parallel to modern boundaries and may represent the medieval precursors to these. Two of these ditches could be early in date, as the latest material recovered from them is early to middle Saxon. Three other undated ditches in the east did not conform to the modern field layout. A single undated pit was also uncovered. Oxford Archaeology was commissioned to carry out a field evaluation at Tubney wood quarry, Oxfordshire, on behalf of Hills Minerals and Waste Ltd. The evaluation revealed a low density scatter of Mesolithic flint over Extension Areas 2 and 3; a slightly higher density scatter was located towards the south-east limit of Extension Area 3, probably reflecting the edge of a scatter excavated in 1991. A Roman ditch, containing significant quantities of pottery, was located in Extension Area 2; a possible Roman ditch was also found in Extension Area 3. Two undated ditches located to the north of Extension Area 3 probably represent the former boundary of a plot of land shown on the 1841 tithe map interpreted as the former medieval church graveyard. No graves were located within this land plot, however, a large quarry of medieval date was found. In addition, five undated ditches, some of uncertain archaeological origin, and five tree-throw holes were examined

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:3022
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:23 Nov 2016 09:22
Last Modified:23 Nov 2016 09:22

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