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A Beaker Pit at Park Road, Brampton

Welsh, K. (1993) A Beaker Pit at Park Road, Brampton. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During September 1993, Cambridgeshire Archaeology undertook an archaeological assessment of land at Park Road, Brampton (TL 2025/7085) The work was funded by Yelcon Homes, following a brief from the County Archaeology Office. Traces of ridge and furrow were visible in parts of the field but were not very pronounced. Covering the whole site was a layer of seasonally deposited silty clay alluvium. Beneath this layer was a small pit, probably domestic in origin, containing many fragments of Bronze Age Beaker vessels, including two handle sherds, as well as charcoal fragments and a few fragments of burnt bone. The pottery had been dated to the later Beaker period, c 1650-1450 BC. The investigation revealed many natural features, including an ancient stream channel on the south-eastern edge of the site. These features were observed in the surface of the local bedrock, which consisted of inter-leaving layers and patches of clayey sands and gravels.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Middle Bronze Age 1600 - 1,000 BC
ID Code:4252
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:15 Oct 2018 20:06
Last Modified:15 Oct 2018 20:06

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