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VAGNIACAE ROMAN SETTLEMENT NORTH_WEST OF SPRINGIMAD, KENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL WATCHING BRIEF REPORT A2 WIDENING EASTBOUND

Gocher, Mark VAGNIACAE ROMAN SETTLEMENT NORTH_WEST OF SPRINGIMAD, KENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL WATCHING BRIEF REPORT A2 WIDENING EASTBOUND. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In June 1997 the Oxford Archaeological Unit (OAU) conducted an archaeological watching Brief during road widening operations on the A2 at the point at which it passes to the north of the Scheduled Ancient Monument of Springhead Roman Town. The work consisted of the excavation of a drainage channel to a depth of 2m and the construction of a pavement, which lay parallel and to the north of the drainage channel, to a depth of Im. No archaeological layers were disturbed or damnged during any of the construction activities conducted in the central reservation. At its eastern end the drainage channel revealed the top of a possible, although apparently heavily disturbed Roman layer. This deposit may suggest that extant archaeological deposits exist both here and to the east of the area monitored. If such remains exist it would appear that they have been sealed by at least 2m of modern mnke-up and post-Roman ploughsoil.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
ID Code:5715
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:28 Feb 2020 09:18
Last Modified:28 Feb 2020 09:18

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