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Neolithic Pits and Middle Iron Age Settlement at Salisbury Road, Marlborough

Brady, Kate and Simmonds, Andrew and Champness, Carl Neolithic Pits and Middle Iron Age Settlement at Salisbury Road, Marlborough. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Excavation by Oxford Archaeology on the southern outskirts of Marlborough uncovered a probable early Neolithic pit, a late Neolithic pit that contained a deposit of worked flint and Grooved Ware pottery, and part of a middle Iron Age settlement. The settlement evidence comprised eight substantial storage pits, two of which had possible deliberately-placed deposits at the base. A pair of parallel ditches were not well dated but may have enclosed the settlement or, perhaps more likely, defined a trackway leading to a Roman villa that has been identified from cropmark evidence in the field to the south. A Roman coin was recovered from the topsoil and some undated human remains were found nearby by a member of the public

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Wiltshire
ID Code:5726
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:05 Mar 2020 15:37
Last Modified:14 Jul 2020 10:29

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