Element Group record MCC2932 - Late Iron Age/early Roman field system


Late Iron Age/early Roman field system evidence.


Grid reference TL 98949 22962 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Excavations in 2002 and 2003 have confirmed the existence of a ‘coaxial landscape’ dating to the Late Iron Age/early Roman period within the eastern area of the oppidum and parts of this can be seen running through Area 6 of the 2003 excavation. The main trackway ditches have been shown running NW/SE unbroken through the centre of the site.

The ditches were recut at least once, which indicates long period of use which is supported by the wide date range of the pottery that was recovered from the ditch fill (Middle Iron Age to 3rd century Roman). Although the Middle Iron Age sherds are residual, the Late Iron Age material suggests that the ditches were originally cut in the Late Iron Age and then recut in the Roman period, possibly several times. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> 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 14-15.

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Record last edited

Oct 22 2009 2:29PM

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