Find Spot record MCC2931 - Placed deposit of Middle Iron Age pottery
|Grid reference||TL 98877 22995 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
In the north-west corner of the site there was a large group of Middle Iron Age sherds located (24 sherds), which was the largest group of Middle Iron Age pottery found on the site. This is unlikely to be rubbish disposal and has been deliberately buried so it has been interpreted as a placed deposit.
It is not close to a boundary or field ditch and its precise purpose remains unclear. Overall though there was a greater density of Middle Iron Age residual sherds in the western area (of Area 6) which may indicate evidence of a settlement to the west. <1>
- <1> SCC712 EXCAV REPORT: Brooks, Howard (CAT) and Masefield, Robert (RPS Group). 2005. The Colchester Garrison PFI project, Colchester Essex: a report on the 2002 excavation of Areas 2, 6, 10. CAT Report 292, pg 14.
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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (3)
- Event - Survey: An archaeological watching brief at New Colchester Garrison (Phase 1), Colchester, 2004-5 (Ref: ECC2677) (ECC2677)
- Event - Intervention: Excavation of Areas 2, 6 and 10 at the Colchester Garrison PFI, Colchester, 2003 (Ref: ECC2551) (ECC2551)
- Event - Survey: Watching brief at New Colchester Garrison (Phase 2), Colchester, 2006-2007 (Ref: ECC2830) (ECC2830)
Record last edited
Oct 22 2009 2:29PM