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Iron Age Boundaries and Romano-British Settlement at the Unwins Nursery Site, Impington, Cambridgeshire.

Fletcher, Taleyna (2009) Iron Age Boundaries and Romano-British Settlement at the Unwins Nursery Site, Impington, Cambridgeshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The initial phase of evaluation dealt with the area around the footprint of buildings which had recently been demolished. Following consultation with Cambridgeshire County Councils Archaeology, Planning and Advise (CAPCA) officer, a further two trenches totalling 15m were excavated to establish the depth and potential impact of the buildings on any surviving archaeology. This investigation revealed a number of ditches spanning at least two phases of activity. The first identified phase dated to the Late Iron Age to 1st century AD which comprised mostly large field boundaries. The second phase was slightly later, dating to the mid 1st century to the mid 2nd century AD and sees the re-establishment of these earlier ditches together with a greater density of ditches at the southern end of the site. These ditches, close and almost parallel with the current Impington Lane, contained a large quantity of locally produced sandy courseware storage and cooking vessels which may indicate close proximity to settlement. A brooch and sherd of Samian pottery were amongst the other finds from this pha

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Evaluation
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
ID Code:339
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:05 Oct 2010 12:33
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 14:34

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