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Land off Third Drove, Fengate, Peterborough: An Archaeological Desktop Study

Wall, W. and Hatton, A. (1998) Land off Third Drove, Fengate, Peterborough: An Archaeological Desktop Study. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study attempts to define the archaeological potential of land off Third Drove, Fengate, Peterborough (TL 2135 9866) and to determine the likely impact of any development proposals. The study area covers c. 0.34 hectares, bordered by Fengate to the north-west and by Third Drove to the south-east. The site lies in a rich archaeological landscape, surrounded by sites where previous archaeological investigations has taken place. The results of previous work suggest that the site is likely to have a tremendous archaeological potential, and could contain remains dating from the later Neolithic through to the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman periods. A buried fen "inlet" and watercourse, which has high potential for earlier Neolithic or even Mesolithic occupation, may approach the site from the north-east. Although no archaeological sites or finds are known from within the subject site itself, there are equally no known sources of truncation or destruction or archaeological deposits. The preservation of any archaeological remains that do exist within the site is likely to be very good.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological desktop study, DBA, dba, Desk-Based Assessment, Desk-based Assessment, desk-based assessment, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Peterborough, peterborough, Third Drove, third drove, Fengate, fengate, Neolithic, neolithic, Bronze Age, bronze age, Iron Age, iron age, Roman, roman, buried fen, fen edge, fen, a135, A135, report a135, report A135, Report a135, Report A135, CCCAFU report A135
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC > Late Neolithic 2700 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4939
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Deposited On:04 Jul 2019 08:08
Last Modified:04 Jul 2019 08:09

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