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Prehistoric Remains at Land off Weatherall's Close, Soham, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Evaluation

Hickling, Steve (2005) Prehistoric Remains at Land off Weatherall's Close, Soham, Cambridgeshire: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

On the 7th and 8th of November 2005, the Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit conducted an archaeological evaluation on land at Weatherall's Close, Soham, in advance of the construction of new houses. Although very little archaeological material was discovered during this exercise, it does shed light on the development of the agricultural landscape around Soham. Between the topsoil and the natural geology was a layer of subsoil, probably originating with medieval ridge and furrow agriculture. The one ditch discovered was probably part of a Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age field-system. Its orientation is not the same as similar ditches found at the Ten Bell Lane (Atkins 2004), and totally different to the probable medieval ridge and furrow which covered the site. There was no evidence that the medieval core of Soham extended this far out.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Soham, soham, cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, agriculture, Agriculture, ditch, Ditch, Late Bronze Age, late bronze age, Early Iron Age, early iron age, field system, Field system, report 841, 841, Report 841, CCCAFU report 841, Medieval, medieval, ridge and furrow, furrow, agriculture, ditch
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Early Iron Age 800 - 400 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Late Bronze Age 1000 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:5418
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Deposited On:02 Dec 2019 13:17
Last Modified:02 Dec 2019 13:17

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