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East of Hockers Lane, Detling, Kent. Archaeological Evaluation

Bell, Christopher East of Hockers Lane, Detling, Kent. Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The OAU was commissioned by Union Railways (South) Ltd to conduct a field evaluation of land situated to the east of Hockers Lane, Detling, Kent. The work was conducted between 29th March and 1st April 1999. Seven evaluation trenches were excavated. Three trenches located in the central area of the site revealed a cluster of ditches, gullies, pits and postholes, sealed beneath a buried ploughsoil. A small assemblage of late Iron Age/Early Roman pottery was recovered from the ditches and one of the gullies, along with animal bone and fragments of burnt stone. These features also produced several sherds of redeposited late Bronze Age or earlier Iron Age pottery. No dating evidence was recovered from any of the pits and postholes found in this area. Some of them may be associated with the late Iron Age/Romano-British activity though it is uncertain whether all the features are contemporary.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:3495
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:02 Mar 2018 12:53
Last Modified:02 Mar 2018 12:53

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