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Swindon Gateway, Coate, Swindon, Wiltshire

Tannahill, Rob and Pomeroy-Kellinger, Melanie (2006) Swindon Gateway, Coate, Swindon, Wiltshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In December 2005 and February-March 2006 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation on behalf of John Samuels Archaeological Consultants (JSAC) on the proposed Swindon Gateway development, Coate, Swindon, Wiltshire (NGR SU 1580 8150). A total of 84 trenches were excavated of which 48 contained archaeological features other than medieval ridge and furrow. Fieldwalking survey (surface artefact collection) was also undertaken across a 20 hectare field in the north-west of the site. The evaluation has defined areas of known archaeological potential, as well as identifying previously unknown ones. In total 315 features were identified, 128 of which can be dated by pottery. The evaluation demonstrated the survival of a range of archaeological features and activity areas distributed across most of the landscape, dating from the Late Mesolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Medieval periods.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Wiltshire
ID Code:828
Deposited By: Nicola Scott
Deposited On:10 May 2012 08:56
Last Modified:10 May 2012 11:24

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