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Land South of Bull Lane, Long Melford, Suffolk

Firth, Dan (2018) Land South of Bull Lane, Long Melford, Suffolk. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between October 2017 and February 2018 Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological excavation on land south of Bull Lane, Long Melford, Suffolk (TL 8705 4581). A total of 0.48 hectares was stripped which revealed evidence for occupation from the Neolithic to post-medieval times. Prehistoric activity dated from the Neolithic to the Early Iron Age and notably included an unurned cremation burial of Bronze Age date. Most archaeological activity dated to the early medieval with a field system, also contemporary pits and post holes, identified. A second phase of medieval activity, centred around a small roadside building and a series of ovens which were proven to have had fallen from use by the end of the 14th century, was also found. The early medieval boundary ditches remained functioning as plot boundaries throughout the later medieval and post-medieval periods. Post-medieval midden deposits were dumped from nearby dwellings on the limits of the property boundaries at which time the ditches fell from use.

Item Type:Client Report
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Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Suffolk
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4520
Deposited By: Hamilton
Deposited On:05 Dec 2018 15:48
Last Modified:05 Dec 2018 15:48

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