Element record MCC2960 - Roman cremation burial
|Grid reference||TL 99326 24296 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
One of seven Roman burials that were recorded to the east of the track or droveway during the 2007 excavation. Five of these (ELM1415, ELM1418-1421) contained Roman cremation urns, complete but fragmentary, and often with damaged tops. The other two (ELM1416-1417) were deposits of broken potsherds with small finds, bone and various metal objects. Human bone was extracted from only five of the burials, i.e. ELM1415-6 and ELM1419-21.
This was a simple cremation burial with cremated bone inside an urn, defined by the presence of cremation urn to 1st century AD. <1>
- <1> SCC996 EXCAV REPORT: Brooks, H., Holloway, B. (CAT) and Masefield, R. (RPS Group). 2007. An archaeological excavation on the Abbey Field car-park, Circular Road North, Colchester, Essex January-February 2007. CAT Report 424, pg 4-5.
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Record last edited
Sep 15 2008 2:14PM