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White’s Lane, Radley, Oxfordshire

Daniel, Rachael and Teague, Steve White’s Lane, Radley, Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During September 2017 Oxford Archaeology undertook a trial trench evaluation on land adjacent to White’s Lane, Radley, Oxfordshire. Trench 20 was excavated in a second phase of work in November 2017. The evaluation trenches revealed prehistoric features in the south-eastern part of the site, where geophysical survey had recorded a dense spread of anomalies. Two postholes contained possible Neolithic pottery. Several other features were dated to the Iron Age, including ditches forming three sides of an enclosure visible in the geophysical survey. Within the area of this potential enclosure were a number of pits and postholes, many yielding pottery sherds, fired clay and animal bone fragments, suggesting domestic activity. A single piece of slag may indicate ironworking. This activity represents the continuation of an Iron Age settlement previously recorded immediately to the south. Later activity within the evaluation site was represented by plough furrows and a modern field boundary.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
ID Code:5480
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:23 Sep 2019 14:10
Last Modified:23 Sep 2019 14:10

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