Element record MCC2907 - Roman cremation burial, north of Gosbecks, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 96967 22904 (point)|
|Civil Parish||STANWAY, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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One of three definite cremation burials (CF12) identified in the northern half of Site C during the 1995-6 excavations (also MCC2908 and MCC2909) and all had suffered damage prior to excavation.
This cremation is potentially the earliest of the burials. It was located east of the boundary ditch (MCC2893) and surrounded by a small square ditched burial enclosure CF23 approximately 5m across, with the burial situated in a rectangular pit in the centre. Bone fragments are probably from an adult and were contained in a grey ware bowl or jar of probable early Roman date. Five iron nails within the burial pit indicate that the burial originally also contained a constructed wooden object which filled much of the grave. Other pottery sherds were also found in the fill of the burial.<1>
- <1> SCC972 EXCAV REPORT: Benfield, Stephen (CAT). 2008. Excavations of Late Iron Age and Roman features and a Roman road north of Gosbecks Archaeological Park, Colchester, Essex 1995-1996. CAT Report 127, pp.8-9 & Fig. 14.
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Record last edited
Dec 20 2016 10:18AM