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Drayton Road, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, Post Excavation Assessment and Research Design

Mayes, Andrew (2003) Drayton Road, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, Post Excavation Assessment and Research Design. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As part of a joint Oxford University (OU) and Oxford Archaeology (OA) project to investigate Saxon settlement and society in the area around Sutton Courtenay, OA carried out a research evaluation at Drayton Road, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. This work was funded by English Heritage. The evaluation revealed features and finds covering a wide span from Mesolithic to the Anglo-Saxon period. Within the four trenches excavated, discoveries of particular significance included a gully and seven pits in the NE of the site with an important assemblage of early Saxon pottery. A punishment burial was found adjacent to this trench in a test pit. A Saxon timber hall was also investigated and an early to mid Saxon waterhole, a group of Neolithic pits and several Roman ditches were examined. Saxon pottery was found in the upper fill of a Roman trackway ditch. Fieldwalking, metal detecting and test-pit sieving recovered a wide variety of material, mainly of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age date, but also a human jaw fragment from the area where Anglo-Saxon cemetery finds had previously been recovered by metal detectorists.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:481
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:04 Feb 2011 11:18
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 14:40

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