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Prehistoric Activity at Land within the former 'British Sugar' Factory Site, Oundle Road, Peterborough: An Archaeological Investigation

Casa-Hatton, Rebecca (2001) Prehistoric Activity at Land within the former 'British Sugar' Factory Site, Oundle Road, Peterborough: An Archaeological Investigation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

SUMMARY Between the 1st and 2nd October 2001 staff of the Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit (AFU) conducted an archaeological evaluation at land within the former 'British Sugar' factory site, Oundle Road, Peternborough (TF 1785 9755). The work was carried out prior to the construction of a school complex. Six trenches totalling some 199m2 were mechanically excavated. Much of the site had been disturbed by modern activities linked to the former factory site (Trenches 1-3). Some parts in Trenches 4-6 had escaped damage. The removal of the undisturbed subsoil exposed archaeological features, consisting of a pit with semi-articulated bones of a small mammal and flint, postholes from two circular buildings and a substantial ditch. No datable finds were retrieved from the excavated features. However, the results from the evaluation seem to be consistent with the known evidence for Iron Age activity in the area.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Peterborough, peterborough, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, Bronze Age, bronze age, Iron Age, iron age, A194, pit, semi-articulated bones, mammal, flint, posthole, circular building, ditch,
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
ID Code:5057
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:18 Sep 2019 10:04
Last Modified:18 Sep 2019 10:04

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