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An Archaeological Evaluation at Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire

Webb, Robin (2017) An Archaeological Evaluation at Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on 50 acres of land formerly occupied by Alconbury Airfield (now Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone), as part of a series of archaeological works ahead of the development of housing, employment space and associated facilities and infrastructure. The site was located at Alconbury Weald, Cambridgeshire, just to the north of Ermine Street, centred on grid reference TL 2031 7661. The work was commissioned by CgMs Consulting, and took place between the 27th of January and the 21st of February 2017, with a second phase of trenches between the 8th and the 12th of May 2017. 49 trenches were excavated. Of these, 1 contained archaeological features possibly peripheral to associated settlement adjacent to the evaluated area. A further 12 contained undated ditches probably dug to provide drainage for agriculture and possibly associated with Roman settlement identified outside the evaluated area. The remaining trenches contained no archaeological features, although a number exposed modern services.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Stukeleyes, stukeleys, The Stukeleys, the stukeleys, Alconbury, alconbury, Alconbury Airfield, alconbury airfield, Alconbury Weald, alconbury weald, evaluation, Evaluation, archaeological evaluation, Ermine Street, ermine street, Roman, roman, settlement, ditch, ditches, pottery, pot, ceramic, sherd, animal bone, animal bones, animal remains, bone, environmental sample, ecofact, ecofacts, 2054, report 2054, Report 2054, OAE report 2054
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4721
Deposited By: Hamilton
Deposited On:03 Apr 2019 13:25
Last Modified:03 Apr 2019 13:25

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