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Former Perkins Engines Site, Newark Road, Fengate, Peterborough: PXA and UPD

Mason, Neal (2018) Former Perkins Engines Site, Newark Road, Fengate, Peterborough: PXA and UPD. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 25th June and 9th August 2018 Oxford Archaeology East (OA East) carried out a series of open-area excavations at the former Perkins Engines Site, Newark Road, Fengate, Peterborough (TF 2138 0030; Fig. 1). Three areas of excavation were exposed (Areas A-C) totalling just over 0.8ha. The excavation revealed a series of ditches broadly aligned north-east to south-west and north-west to south-east. These form components of a rectilinear Bronze Age field system incorporating a sub-square enclosure in Area C measuring c. 40m by 40m. The ditches and boundaries belong to a wider field system that extends across the Fengate area. A scatter of pits and post holes was also revealed. A small assemblage of prehistoric finds was recovered from the excavations, dating from the Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic to Early Iron Age periods. These include worked flint, pottery and animal bone, mostly deriving from pits and ditches associated with the field system. The pottery and animal bone are highly fragmented, and environmental remains were poorly preserved. Later finds were restricted to two sherds of Roman pottery and a post-medieval button.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Peterborough, peterborough, archaeological excavation, excavation, PXA, pxa, post-excavation assessment, UPD, upd, updated project design, ditch, pit, rectilinear Bronze Age field system, field system, Bronze Age, bronze age, Bronze Age field system, bronze age field system, rectilinear, rectilinear field system, Fengate, fengate, Late Mesolithic, late mesolithic, Mesolithic, mesolithic, Early Neolithic, early neolithic, Neolithic, neolithic, Early Iron Age, early iron age, Iron Age, iron age, pottery, sherd, vessel, flint, worked flint, lithic, lithics, lithic implement, animal bone, bone, animal remains, button, hard hammer struck flakes, flake, flakes, struck flake, short robust horseshoe scraper, scraper, horseshoe scraper, blade-like, elongated end-scraper, Middle Bronze Age, middle bronze age, Nene Valley Colour Coat beaker, Roman, roman, roman pottery, Roman pottery, nene valley colour coat beaker, Late Prehistoric, late prehistoric, Late Prehistoric pottery, late prehistoric pottery, Middle Bronze Age pottery, middle bronze age pottery, Early Iron Age pottery, early iron age pottery, 2239, report 2239, Report 2239, OAE report 2239
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Early Iron Age 800 - 400 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC > Early Neolithic 4000 - 3000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Late Bronze Age 1000 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC > Late Mesolithic 7000 - 4000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Middle Bronze Age 1600 - 1,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:4478
Deposited By: Hamilton
Deposited On:14 Nov 2018 09:03
Last Modified:14 Nov 2018 09:03

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