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Short Description:
Top fill of feature 2801
Issued to
Simon Lloyd | 20/09/2016
1849

Interpretation

    • This is the last layer of medieval filling of a depression found west of Leiston abbey it is certainly not a singular rubbish pit as the material culture is found to diffusely to represent a midden, however there is suitable quantities to infer that this was filled by human action using the readily available refuse and soil material
      • Ed Caswell
    • 26-9-2016

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Loose
  • Dark browny black
  • Sandy silt
  • 1% Flecks of charcoal, animal bone, shell, small amounts of cbm
  • Length - 1.14m Width - 2m+ Depth - 0.2m
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  • fine troweling, sunny day with partial cloud,

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Animal Bone 135 1044
Animal Bone 1 1 Fish
Animal Bone 3 5 Burnt
Ceramic Building Material 1 17 Tile
Ceramic Building Material 3 155 Glazed tile
Ceramic Building Material 1 1649 Brick
Ferrous Object 1 14 Latch?
Other (add to description) 4 4 Charcoal
Pot 4 41
Shell 24 340 Oyster
Shell 4 23 Whelk
Shell 13 20 Snail
Shell 27 58 Cockle
Shell 3 2 Mussel
Stone 1 1795 Partially dressed limestone
Stone 1 1649 Limestone Brick
Ceramic Building Material 18 408 Tile (discarded)

Feature

  • Feature: LA_2801
    • Large sunken feature/pond which had been flooded before several phases of deliberate human infilling

Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_163902
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    • Trench 28 facing North West
  • Photo: LA_163904
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    • Trench 28 facing South East

Plan

  • Plan: LA_42
    • Plan of trench 28 at end of excavation
    • Ed Caswell
    • 25-9-2016

Samples

  • Sample: LA_90
    • Gerard MacNeill
    • 20-9-2016

Record Details

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