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Late Neolithic, Bronze Age and Late Iron Age Occupation at Butt Lane Milton: A Training Excavation

Connor, Aileen (1997) Late Neolithic, Bronze Age and Late Iron Age Occupation at Butt Lane Milton: A Training Excavation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Area D at Milton Landfill Site was archaeologically excavated between 15th July and 23rd August 1996. The work was undertaken by trainees under the direction and supervision of Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Work Unit (AFU) staff. The excavation was in two areas, areas D1 and D2, archaeological features were present in both areas, but the more southerly area D1 had a higher density of features. The site was characterised by earthfast features representing small timber structures, a hearth, several pits, and working hollows and at least one cremation. Small quantities of pottery were recovered from a cremation and hearth dating possibly as early as the Early Bronze Age, although the pottery in the hearth is likely to be residual. The small flint assemblage is suggestive of a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age component, but appeared peripheral and may indicate greater activity beyond the area of excavation. Bronze Age pottery dates a pit and nearby post hole on the northern area, but no other features could be conclusively attributed such a date. The major component of the occupation is probably later Iron Age in date, and is interpreted as applying to all the post built structures, several pits and the hearth.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Late Neolithic, Bronze Age, Late Iron Age, Butt Lane, Milton, Cambridgeshire, Training, Excavation, Hearth, cremation, Milton Landfill Site, pottery, post built structure, pit, worked flint, lithics, lithic assemblage, flint assemblage, hollow, working hollows, timber structure
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 > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC > Late Neolithic 2700 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:4129
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Deposited On:28 Aug 2018 07:28
Last Modified:28 Aug 2018 07:28

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