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Short Description:
Subsoil
Issued to
Ben Swain | 15/07/2015
731

Interpretation

    • Subsoil layer showing further evidence of bioturbation of landscaped deposit. Rabbit burrows were observed throughout, explaining the variety and mix of finds found within this layer as well as the high proportion of rabbit bone fragments emerging from this deposit.
      • Raksha Dave
    • 27-7-2015

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Very loose
  • Mid greyish brown
  • Sandy silt
  • Occasional chalk fragments, occasional charcoal, moderate sub-angular to rounded pebbles
  • Length - 2.00m Width - 2.50m Depth - Ranges from 0.14m to 0.20m
  • Contains CBM. Rabbit burrows observed throughout, including two substantial rabbit holes in the trench section. Pottery from all 4 Quadrants : 2 pieces of Late Medieval Transitional Ware LMTI & LMTIII (P401/3) - ca 1400 - 1600, 2 pieces of Glazed Red Earthen Ware (P425) 16th - 19th Century, 1 piece of Staffordshire Slipware (P428) - mid 17th - 18th Century and 2 pieces of modern Miscellaneous 19th - 20th Century wares
  • Mattock/cloudy

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Animal Bone 10 27 Quadrant C
Ceramic Building Material 34 685 Section C
Ferrous Object 5 28 Section C
Other (add to description) 6 226 Quadrant C, concrete
Glass 3 30 Quadrant C
Other (add to description) 1 3 Quadrant C, charcoal
Ceramic Building Material 32 1176 Quadrant A
Ferrous Object 3 29 Quadrant A
Shell 3 2 Quadrant A
Animal Bone 4 6 Quadrant A
Glass 2 10 Quadrant A
Other (add to description) 1 16 Quadrant A, charcoal
Other (add to description) 1 10 Quadrant A, possible daub?
Other (add to description) 1 7 Quadrant A, plaster
Shell 4 12 Quadrant C
Shell 1 7 Quadrant C, Oyster Shell with rectangular hole
Slag 3 36 Quadrant C
Other (add to description) 2 1 Quadrand C, vitrified glass?
Ceramic Building Material 52 2478 Quadrant B
Other (add to description) 1 4 Quadrant B, fabric
Animal Bone 7 25 Quadrant B
Ferrous Object 3 16 Quadrant B
Glass 2 12 Quadrant B
Ceramic Building Material 59 909 Quadrant D
Animal Bone 8 7 Quadrant D
Other (add to description) 1 5 Quadrant D, Charcoal?
Shell 2 5 Quadrant D
Ceramic Building Material 9 347
Other (add to description) 2 2 plastic
Animal Bone 6 12
Other (add to description) 2 107 concrete
Pot 1 3 Quadrant A
Pot 1 14 Quadrant C
Pot 1 6 Quadrant D
Pot 4 29

Feature

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Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_150065
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    • Trench 14 - Mid-Excavation
  • Photo: LA_150067
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    • Trench 14 - Mid-Excavation
  • Photo: LA_150124
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    • Trench 14 - Mid-Excavation.
  • Photo: LA_150125
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    • Trench 14 - Mid-Excavation.

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