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Short Description:
Upper fill in northern section of feature 2801
Issued to
Alan Hitchcock | 21/09/2016
1803

Interpretation

    • Below the mudbrick surface is a fill very similar to that of contexts 28006 and 28008. It contained similar quantities of animal bone, CBM and shell but not enough to represent a coherent midden. There were also occasianl mud bricks which were found inrregularly and occasionally within the fill, these might be where subsidence had affected context 28007. The fill represents a period of human endevour to fill the depression of feature 28001, this might have been to provide an even surface for context 28007.
      • Ed Caswell
    • 26-9-2016

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Medium
  • Earthy dark brown
  • Silt
  • 1% Pebbles, flecks of charcoal
  • Length - 2.62m+ Width - 2m+ Depth - 0.3m
  • small mud bricks chunks were found dispersed loosely at various depth throughout the layer (deeper than 28007)
  • Fair with occasional cloud, Fine troweling up upper portions before mattocking of the majority of the context

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Animal Bone 1 1 Burnt
Ceramic Building Material 4 352 Tile
Animal Bone
  • 142
  • 142
1103
Ceramic Building Material 3 115 Glazed tile
Ceramic Building Material 4 597 Brick
Other (add to description) 1 2 Charcoal
Pot 1 6
Shell 63 1258 Oyster
Shell 71 146 Cockle
Shell 46 46 Snail
Shell 18 138 Whelk
Shell 5 7 Mussel
Shell 2 2 Winkle
Stone 3 30 Lime stone
Clay Tobacco Pipe
Ceramic Building Material 27 1354 Tile (discarded)

Feature

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Samples

  • Sample: LA_94
    • Caroline Hoyes
    • 21-9-2016

Objects

  • Find: LA_145
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    • Glazed pot sherd
    • Ceramic

Record Details

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