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North West Cambridge Archaeology. University of Cambridge 2012-2013 Excavations.

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Evans, Christopher 


Excavations tool place between October 2012 and May 2013 over 13.6ha. Continuing work from an earlier evaluation in 2009 palaeolithic artefacts were recovered and evidence of an Upper Palaeolithic flint knapping episode. In addition there was evdence of small-scale landscape usage during the Mesolithic and EBA. Subtantial MBA activity was found, including open settlement, enclosures, four ring ditches, two with cremations, isolated cremations and a single crouched inhumation. During the LBA there was dispersed unenclosed settlement with wells, four/six poster structures. The area appears to have been abandoned in the EIA until the LIA, when a single settlement was established. During the Roman period several routes were established along with several burial areas. The area of settlment peaked in the mid 2C AD, with one settlement abandoned after this time and and second declining in the 4C AD. There is no evidence for medieval occupation and with substantial evidence of gravel quarrying from the 16c AD onwards.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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