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Short Description:
Silty clay on top of (1063)
Issued to
Nat Jackson | 29/10/2019
114

Interpretation

    • 17th century silting layer in drawbridge pit
      • Nat Jackson
    • 1-11-2019

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Moderately compact
  • Bluey grey
  • Silty clay
  • Occasional small medium and large stones, occasional charcoal flecks, occasional roots
  • Length - 4.20m Width -2.48 Thickness - 0.49
  • Small finds 2019: 8 Ferrous Object Object Post Medieval x10 111g Varied shapes and sized 8.1 Bone Object Post Medieval x1 1g Encrusted within the rust around the iron 9 Glass Object Medieval x1 3g Mottles/tortoise shell staining, 3.5cm long 10 Copper Alloy ObjectCoin x1 4g Round token, shield pattern, 3cm diameter 14 Pot Vessel Medieval x1 Green glaze pottery rim 15 Pot Vessel Medieval x1 Green glaze pottery sherd 17 Stone Object Medieval x1 43g Flat round stone, possible gaming piece, 3.7cm in diameter 18 Stone Object Medieval x3 200g "Flat round stones, possible gaming pieces: 1: 4.5cm diameter 2: 5cm diameter (painted black on one side) 3: 7cm diameter"
  • Hand excavated

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Animal Bone 111 150 Year 2019
Animal Bone 57 459 Year 2019
Animal Bone
  • 36
  • 36
691 Year 2019
Ferrous Object 1 7 Year 2019
Ferrous Object 4 173 Year 2019
Ferrous Object 2 137 Year 2019
Other (add to description) 16 8 Charcoal (Year 2019)
Other (add to description) 1 6 Charcoal (Year 2019)
Pot 1 38 Black glaze (Year 2019)
Pot 6 98 Year 2019
Pot 6 207 Year 2019
Pot 4 8 Year 2019
Pot 1 2 Year 2019
Shell 4 1 Year 2019
Shell 1 7 Year 2019
Shell 1 10 Year 2019

Feature

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Site Photos

  • Photo: PON_190008
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    • Samples taken from section 2. 1m scale. Looking E. 0004-0008. From left to right: Sample 15 (1064), sample 16 (1064) (1069), sample 19 (1068), sample 17 (1067), sample 18 (1067) (1068), sample 21 (1063) (1069), sample 20 (1069)
  • Photo: PON_191285
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    • Photo of volunteers on site. Looking NE.
  • Photo: PON_191622
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    • W facing section through drawbridge pit (section 2). S end of pit. Looking E. 1m scale.
  • Photo: PON_191624
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    • W facing section through drawbridge pit (section 2). Middle of section. 1m scale. Looking E.
  • Photo: PON_191625
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    • W facing section through drawbridge pit (section 2). N end of section. 1m scale. Looking E.

Samples

  • Sample: PON_13
    • Nat Jackson
    • 30-10-2019
  • Sample: PON_15
    • Nat Jackson
    • 31-10-2019
  • Sample: PON_16
    • Nat Jackson
    • 31-10-2019

Objects

  • Find: PON_9
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    • Late medieval glass
    • Glass
  • Find: PON_10
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    • Copper alloy coin
    • Copper Alloy
  • Find: PON_14
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    • Green glaze pottery rim.
    • Ceramic
  • Find: PON_15
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    • Green glaze pottery sherd.
    • Ceramic
  • Find: PON_17
    • Rounded stone, possible game piece
    • Stone
  • Find: PON_18
    • 3 flat round stones possible game pieces
  • Find: PON_19
    • Grapeshot
    • Lead

Record Details

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  • Nat Jackson 29-10-2019
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