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Chippenham/Kennett Borrow Pits, 1992: An Archaeological Desktop Study

Taylor, Alison Chippenham/Kennett Borrow Pits, 1992: An Archaeological Desktop Study. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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A proposal to extract sand and gravel led to a rapid "desk-top" evaluation of the area. The aims of the study were: firstly, to assess whether there were likely to be overriding archaeological objections to the proposal, and secondly to determine what fieldwork would be appropriate to assess adequately the survival and importance of archaeological remains in the fields in question. The study shows that the sites are in an archaeologically sensitive area of Cambridgeshire and further field investigation is necessary before the planning application in determined, but it is not expected that sites of national importance requiring long-term preservation will be encountered. Recommendations for pre- and post planning application fieldwork are given.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chippenham, Kennett, Cambridgeshire, borrow pit, 1992, archaeological desktop study, DBA, flint, flint blade, prehistoric, archaeological potential, archaeologically sensitive area, worked flint, lithics
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 > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Palaeolithic 500 000 - 10 000 BC
ID Code:4019
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:31 Jul 2018 14:50
Last Modified:31 Jul 2018 14:50

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