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A280 Angmering By-pass West Sussex POST EXCAVATION ASSESSMENT AND UPDATED PROJECT DESIGN

OA, OA A280 Angmering By-pass West Sussex POST EXCAVATION ASSESSMENT AND UPDATED PROJECT DESIGN. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An evaluation by Oxford Archaeology (OA) in January 2001, of a 2.4 km single carriageway by-pass road around the village of Angmering, West Sussex, revealed evidence for Neolithic, Bronze Age and mid-late Saxonactivity in the northern part of the route. A programme of excavation carried out over 9 weeks in July-September 2001 uncovered a mid-late Bronze Age enclosed settlement of a type well known on the South Downs but extremely rare on the coastal plan. Also present was a large ditch (2m deep x 4m wide) of similar date, perhaps forming part of a defensive earthwork. There was little evidence for Iron Age or Roman activity on the site. The Saxon features comprised parts of a large rectilinear ditched enclosure.A quantity of Neolithic flintwork suggests earlier activity at the site,although no pottery or features of this date were discovered. A geological investigation revealed significant potential for understanding the Pleistocene coastal topography in the central part of the by-pass route.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Geographical Areas > English Counties > West Sussex
ID Code:5812
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:27 Aug 2020 16:17
Last Modified:28 Aug 2020 09:24

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