Element record MCC2962 - Roman cremation burial
|Grid reference||TL 99329 24292 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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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 burial consisted of many fragmentary vessels, but no bone. There was no obvious cremation urn, but instead there were 94 sherds from nine different vessels. The group date for all the pottery is mid 2nd to mid 3rd century. <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 2:17PM