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Land to the West of Hale Road, Benson, Oxfordshire

Daniel, Rachael and Boothroyd, John Land to the West of Hale Road, Benson, Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In September 2017 Oxford Archaeology undertook a trial trench evaluation at land to the West of Hale Road, Benson, Oxfordshire, centred on SU 61680 92280. The trenches were targeted on the results of the geophysical survey which identified ferrous spreads and a potential linear feature of agricultural origin. The results of the geophysical survey are suspected to have been negatively affected by the spreading of ‘green waste’ across the site. The trenching identified two pits, one of late Neolithic or early Bronze Age date and the second undated, though suspected to be of the same phase. The artefactual and ecofactual evidence recovered from the pits is indicative of domestic activity. Two undated linear features were also excavated. One relating to the anomaly identified by the geophysical survey and is suspected to be a medieval or post-medieval boundary ditch. The second contained an assemblage of burnt flint and is believed to be associated with the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age pits. The results of the evaluation indicate the site has moderate archaeological potential for activity of late Neolithic or early Bronze Age and medieval / postmedieval periods. The late Neolithic or early Bronze Age features are likely to represent the continuation of the activity observed during previous archaeological works both to the west of the proposed development area

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:3476
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:21 Feb 2018 14:09
Last Modified:21 Feb 2018 14:09

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