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Short Description:
Topsoil
Issued to
Joan Sutherland | 15/07/2015
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Interpretation

    • Topsoil mid brown, dry crumbly texture, medium fine grained. Crop of wheat sown directly into this. Depth of soil approx 10 cm.
      • Joan Sutherland
    • 28-7-2015

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Loose
  • Mid orange brown
  • Sandy silt
  • Occasional small flints, chalk, green glass. One piece of clay tobacco pipe stem.
  • Length - 9.7m Width - 2.0m Depth - 0.0m - 0.13m
  • Topsoil covering whole trench. Wheat planted directly into this soil. Roots of wheat only down to about 0.1 m. Plough marks from previous year's potato crop visible as long parallel lines down length of trench.
  • Constant drizzle am, dry and sunny pm.

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Clay Tobacco Pipe
Ceramic Building Material
Flint
Stone

Feature

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Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_150108
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    • Trench 16 - Pre-Excavation
  • Photo: LA_150110
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    • Trench 16 - Pre-Excavation

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