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Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford Archaeological Evaluation Report

Donnelly, Mike Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In July 2019 Oxford Archaeology undertook a 15-trench evaluation at Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford, on behalf of RPS Heritage in advance of a new housing development. The site had already been subject to two previous phases of archaeological evaluations, in which only two fragments of late Iron Age/Romano-British pottery were recovered along with a single undiagnostic flint flake. This phase of further trenching aimed to help contextualise these finds and assess the potential of the remaining areas of the site. The evaluation revealed fragments of a domestic landscape dating to the late Iron Age or more probably the Roman period in the western field 1. The area had been heavily landscaped in modern times and it is possible that this may have sealed archaeological remains. To the east, in field 2, archaeological remains were very sparse with just one probable post-medieval ditch being identified. No evidence was found to suggest that the known post-medieval cemetery to the immediate north-east of the site extended into this area. Based on the results of the evaluation the western area of the site within Trenches 1-6 is considered to have been a focus of late Iron Age/Romano- British activity.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5813
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:01 Sep 2020 09:28
Last Modified:01 Sep 2020 09:28

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