Element record MCC2937 - Roman inhumation child burial


One of five inhumation burials of Roman date excavated in Area 6.


Grid reference TL 98973 22946 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

One of five inhumation burials of Roman date were excavated in Area 6 parallel with the western boundary of one of the Roman fields. This was one of two child-sized graves (the other is EVT1399), no bone material survives. The wood of the coffins was not identifiable but was probably oak. Iron nails from the coffins remained. There were no grave goods and the burials were only dateable by occasional sherds of Roman pottery in the grave fills. <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 18-19.

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Record last edited

Oct 22 2009 2:30PM

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