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Prehistoric Remains on the New Waitrose Site, Hauxton Road, Cambridge: An Archaeological Evaluation TL 4450/5456

Kenney, S. and Hatton, Andrew (2000) Prehistoric Remains on the New Waitrose Site, Hauxton Road, Cambridge: An Archaeological Evaluation TL 4450/5456. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 7th and 11th February, the Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council (AFU) carried out an archaeological evaluation on land between Anstey Hall, Plant Breeding International and Hauxton Road in Trumpington, Cambridge. The project was commissioned by RG Carter Projects Ltd, in advance of a proposed new Waitrose Foodstore. The evaluation revealed a complex picture of intercutting ditches and a number of smaller, discrete curvilinear features. Dating these features is problematic at present due to the paucity of diagnostic material recovered from the excavated features. Whilst an absolute date cannot at present be placed upon these finds, it is likely that they belong to the same period as similar features on nearby sites, and they have provisionally been ascribed to the Late Bronze Age-Early Iron Age transition. Further excavation will increase the sample size of recovered artefactual material, and enable a more certain placing of the the site in a chronological context.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, Evaluation, evaluation, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Cambridge, cambridge, Trumpington, trumpington, Mesolithic, mesolithic, Neolithic, neolithic, Bronze Age, bronze age, Iron Age, iron age, linear ditch, curvilinear ditch, intercutting ditch, gully, posthole, animal bone, flint flake, lithic, lithics, worked flint, flint, flints, A156, a156, report A156, report a156, Report a156, Report A156, CCCAFU report A156
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 > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:4980
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Deposited On:26 Jun 2019 19:29
Last Modified:26 Jun 2019 19:29

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