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Orbital Park Ashford Kent

Anker, Katrina and Biddulph, Edward and Booth, Paul and Champness, Carl and Cotter, John and Donnelly, Mike and Giorgi, John and Poole, Cynthia and Scott, Ian and Strid, Lena and Slater, Georgina and Lucas, Sarah Orbital Park Ashford Kent. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological strip, map and sample investigation took place between September and November 2010 at Orbital Park, Ashford, Kent. The 1.56 hectare site produced remains predominantly dating from the mid to late Iron Age, although a middle Bronze Age ditch and a Neolithic flint scatter were also uncovered. Approximately 60 linear features were observed, including one curvilinear feature which formed a ring gully. These features belong to at least five phases of activity at the site spanning a 200-year period. There were also 182 discrete features, including some 40 postholes clustered around and post-dating the ring gully. No identifiable structures were observed within this cluster. However a possible fourpost structure was recorded to the north of the ring-gully. This assessment presents the preliminary findings of the fieldwork, specifies what further post-excavation recording and analysis is required. It assesses the potential of the results to address research questions and contribute to a better understanding of the region’s earlier prehistoric and Iron Age landscapes.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:3288
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:07 Sep 2017 14:22
Last Modified:07 Sep 2017 14:32

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