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Land South of Horseheath Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire

Bush, Louise (2016) Land South of Horseheath Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 22nd and 30th of August 2016, Oxford Archaeology East conducted a trial trench evaluation on land to the south of Horseheath Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire (TL 57203 46815). A total of 32 trenches were excavated across the proposed site, 13 of which were targeted upon geophysical survey anomalies. The geophysical survey had identified a ring ditch in the south-eastern corner of the site, along with a small collection of ditches believed to relate to agricultural activity. The fieldwork confirmed the presence of a Bronze Age barrow on the site. Furthermore, a crouched burial was uncovered in the centre of the barrow. Two further parallel linear geophysical anomalies, interpreted as possible agricultural remains, proved to be the remnants of a Neolithic cursus. A small number of other ditches, not identified in the geophysical survey, were also revealed across the site. Artefactual remains were dominated by flintworking, with 1,032 pieces of Middle to Late Bronze Age flint being recovered from the central and upper fills of the barrow ditch. Less than 4g of pottery was recovered across the entire site, those sherds which were collected were fragmentary in nature and unlikely to be situated in a contextually secure location. A total 360g of animal bone was also recovered from both Neolithic and Bronze Age contexts. The central burial within the barrow was left in situ, however a fragment of pelvis (9g) was removed on order to clarify that if was of human origin.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, cambridgeshire, linton, neolithic, pottery, bronze age, burial, hsr, animal bone, ditch
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:3136
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:23 Feb 2017 16:10
Last Modified:23 Feb 2017 16:10

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