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Akeman Street Roman Road and Romano-British Settlement at Landbeach, Car Dyke Farm

Macaulay, Stephen (1997) Akeman Street Roman Road and Romano-British Settlement at Landbeach, Car Dyke Farm. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Investigations at the Roman road of Akeman Street and the remnants of a Romano-British farmstead, enclosure ditches and droveways confirm the presence of features previously identified from aerial photography. The Roman road had undergone extensive erosion due to modern farming practices, with little of the agger surviving today although the roadside ditches were still evident. Archaeological deposits revealed the presence of an earlier trackway the ditches of which had been backfilled and left for a period during which a soil developed above them before the construction of Akeman street occurred. A ring-ditch, representing a possible timber building, was enclosed by ditches which contained excellent ecofacts surviving in waterlogged fills and metalled trackways were found to run between parallel enclosure. Pottery dated the trackway and settlement to the 2nd-4th centuries AD, and therefore also indicates a date for construction of Akeman Street.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Akeman Street, Landbeach, cardyke farm, Roman Road, Romano-British, Cambridgeshire, Archaeological investigation, ditch, roadside ditch, trackway, enclosure ditch, ring-ditch, ecofacts, waterlogged, metalled surface, roman, settlement, erosion, modern farming, plough damage, farmstead, droveway, agriculture, construction, pottery, roman pottery, agger, 141, report 141, CCCAFU report 141
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4146
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:28 Aug 2018 08:11
Last Modified:29 Aug 2018 20:46

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