Element Group record MCC2932 - Late Iron Age/early Roman field system
|Grid reference||TL 98949 22962 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
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>
- <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 14-15.
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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