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Short Description:
Sandy deposit
Issued to
Xose Gago | 15/07/2015
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Interpretation

    • Sand is extremely sterile in composition and is relatively similar to 'builders sand' in make-up. Initial thoughts are that this area has already been excavated and that the sand was used to backfill the trench from a nearby quarry. Stratigraphically the clay/mortar lense found within the SE corner of this trench suggests that this is the upper fill of [14004]. However, due to extreme bioturbation of this deposit by rabbits all definite traces of a direct relationship has subsequently been destroyed. See section drawing LA_33 of Trench 14.
      • Raksha Dave
    • 27-7-2015

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Loose
  • Orangey - yellow
  • Sand
  • Occasional small sub-angular and sub-rounded pebbles
  • Length - 2.00m Width - 2.50m Depth - Variable, ranging from 0.20m - 0.46m
  • Continuation and base of rabbit warrens. Some remains of plastic found within this context - prob due to rabbit turbation. Pottery details: 1 piece of Grimstone Ware (P328) - late 12th - 15th Century, 1 piece of Late Medieval Transitional Ware LMTI (P401) - ca 1400 - 1600, 1 piece of Raeren/Aachen Stoneware (P405) - late 15th - mid 16th Century and 1 piece of Miscellaneous 19th - 20th Century modern ware
  • Trowel, mattock, shovel and spade Conditions: sunny and dry

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Animal Bone 11 20
Ceramic Building Material 12 1314
Pot 4 17
Ferrous Object 1 15
Flint 5 33
Shell 1 1

Feature

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Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_150168
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    • Trench 14 - Mid-Excavation: sandy layer.
  • Photo: LA_150169
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    • Trench 14 - Mid-Excavation: sandy layer.

Samples

  • Sample: LA_66
    • Joan Sutherland
    • 22-7-2015

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