Element record MCC2941 - Ghost evidence of Early Iron Age field system


Possible Early Iron Age field system at the Garrison PFI site.


Grid reference TL 99628 22871 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Excavated evidence suggested that the field boundaries that can be securely dated to the Late Iron Age/early Roman period in fact were Early Iron in origin. This is supported by the positioning of the EIA cremation burials (ELM1400 -1) and the finds that pre-date the Late Iron Age period (FND356-7). It is possible that the boundary ditches have been recut too many times to be distinctly dated to the EIA period, or that the original boundaries were defined by hedges, traces of which are not clear archaeologically. <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 20-1.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 22 2009 2:30PM

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