Samples at Leiston Abbey

Explore the open archaeological data from our digs at Leiston Abbey

Condition of Deposit

Original Sample Questions

  • Exploration of make up of post hole. What biological remains are present? What are the characteristics of this assemblage? What was the function of the feature? What were the local environmental conditions like?
  • Was raining heavily during the wet sieve process

Original Sample Volume

  • 10

Light Fraction

  • Not set
  • 1

Heavy Fraction

  • Not set
  • 4
  • No text data has been added

Sample Status

  • Light Fraction taken for analysis Sample Weights (g) >4mm - 474 >2mm - 85 >1mm - 128 <1mm - 4 Light Fraction - 7 >4mm Residue Weights (g) CBM - 10 Bone - 33 Residue - 439 Weight includes bag - 4g
  • Charred cereal grains were found in low numbers in samples. The charred plant remains consisted of fragments of charcoal of identifiable size (>4mm2). The quality of preservation of most of these charred remains were poor and the absence of chaff to aid cereal grain identification means that the level of identification will only be to family, genus level or at most ‘cf’ species.


  • Context: LA_10015
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    • Fill of post hole [10013]
    • Raksha Dave
    • 11-7-2014

Record Details

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  • Ben Bazeley 12-7-2014
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