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Prior's Fen, Bank Farm, Thorney, Peterborough: An Archaeological Evaluation

Casa Hatton, Rebecca (2000) Prior's Fen, Bank Farm, Thorney, Peterborough: An Archaeological Evaluation. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between the 5th and 8th of September the Archaeological Field Unit of Cambridgeshire County Council (CCCAFU) undertook an archaeological evaluation on land located in Prior's Fen, north of Bank Farm, in the Parish of Thorney, Peterborough, some 2.5km north of Whittlesey. The site is located near the Fen Edge in an area of known archaeological activity, with particular reference to the presence of Bronze Age round barrows. Therefore, the aim of the archaeological evaluation was to identify and interpret deposits (namely buried soils) and features in the context of the prehistoric landscape. The evaluation compromised an assessment of the desk-based sources including aerial photographs followed by the excavation of 1260m of linear trenching. Notwithstanding the presence of prehistoric finds in the proximity of the proposed development, no archaeological features or deposits (including buried soils) were encountered. The apparent absence of archaeological features is consistent with the results from the aerial photographic evaluation. Even allowing for some degree of disturbance caused by modern farming, sites still would have been preserved by partial burial under fen deposits. On the whole it seems that the evaluation area was never occupied.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Prior's Fen, prior's fen, Bank Farm, bank farm, Thorney, thorney, Peterborough, peterborough, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, DBA, dba, Desk-Based Assesment, Desk-based Assessment, desk-based assessment, Evaluation, evaluation, arcaeological evaluation, Aerial Photography, Aerial Photograph, aerial photography, aerial photograph, Bronze Age, bronze age, blank, peat, peat deposits, fen, fenland, B76, b76, report b76, report B76, Report b76, Report B76, CCCAFU report B76
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
ID Code:5187
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:29 Apr 2020 10:21
Last Modified:29 Apr 2020 10:21

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