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A Note on Archaeological Observations on Boreholes at Trinity College Backs, Cambridge

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Dickens, Alison 
Webb, David 


At the request of Trinity College archaeological monitoring was conducted on the driving of three bore holes on the west bank of the Cam opposite the main college site as part of exploratory works to establish the impact of a concrete base for a statue to be potentially erected at the site. The results indicate that there may be evidence of activity on the west bank of the Cam to be revealed in the hole that would be excavated to construct the base for the statue. It is recommended that such an excavation is archaeologically monitored with the capacity for excavation should coherent deposits be revealed. The impact on the archaeological resource relating to the Backs will be small, but this is a very rare opportunity to acquire data not otherwise available.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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