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Short Description:
Raised Layer below topsoil on North-East end of trench 4
Issued to
Matthew Rowley | 19/08/2018
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Interpretation

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Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

Description

  • Firm
  • Mid reddish brown
  • Silty clay
  • 5% sub-angular stones poorly sorted
  • Length: 7.00 Width: 10.00 Depth: 0.10
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  • Mattocks/sunny

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Stone 3 182 Quartz
Ceramic Building Material 1 16 Tessera - 1 sherd (14g) 4 corners. 20 x 20 x 15 mm. Roman. (Dr P Mills January 2019)
Animal Bone 13 63 Pig - part of right mandible containing deciduous teeth. Sheep/goat - near complete right pelvis. (Dr Hannah Russ, January 2019)
Stone 3 18 Chalk
Pot 9 47 Roman. A small group including a sherd from a grey ware lipped bowl and an oxidised sherd. AD120+. (IM Rowlandson and HG Fiske, January 2019)
Pot 12 40 Prehistoric . Body sherds from miscellaneous vessels. (IM Rowlandson and HG Fiske, January 2019).
Pot 1 2 Samian Ware. A single body sherd (Central Gaulish). AD120+ (IM Rowlandson and HG Fiske, January 2019).
Flint 15 66 2 blades (9.1g; 1 complete, 1 edge damage, 1 patinated; Mesolithic/ early Neolithic). 1 blade-like flake (4.7g ; Mesolithic/early Neolithic). 1 chunk (2.9g; edge damage and patinated). 8 flakes (63.5g; 5 complete; 5 edge damage; 3 patinated: mixed periods). 1 invasively-retouched knife (12g edge damage and patinated); Invasively flaked on the ventral surface and has also been flaked on the opposing surface forming abifacial edge along the right margin. it is missing the distal edge and appears likely to have been broken during retouching. Retains a thin buff-coloured cortex on the dorsal surface (>36.4 x 28.4 x 8.8mm; early Neolithic). 1 micro-denticulated bladelet (1.7g; complete and patinated); made on a narrow blade and has a micro-denticulated retouch the entirety of both lateral margins. It is missing the butt end, which appears to have been broken off prior to being retouched. It is lightly patinated and made on a mottled grey flint with speckled inclusions (>39.3 x 12.2 x 6.1mm; Mesolithic/ early Neolothic). 1 single-platform bladelet core (9.9g complete and patinated); sub-pyramidal. It has an abrasion at the striking platform edge and broadly sub-parallel bladelet removals; Made on a dark grey flint with speckeld and light grey mottled inclusions. Retains a thin battered pebble cortex similar to the colour of interior of the raw material on the back of the core. (30.1 x 24.7 x 15.1 mm; Mesolithic) (Dr JT Hogue December 2018)
Ferrous Object 1 2 Nail
Animal Bone 3 27 teeth
Stone 5 22 Flint - 5 pieces naturally broken/unmodifed material (21.8g). (Discarded). (Dr JT Hogue December 2018)

Feature

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Objects

  • Find: ELM_44
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    • Roman tile fragment potentially turned into ceramic tessera
    • Ceramic

Record Details

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  • Matthew Rowley 19-8-2018
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