By James Wright, Matt Leivers, Rachael Seager Smith, Chris J. Stevens
This ebook offers the result of 12 excavations in the Cambourne improvement region, a brand new cost at the clay 'uplands'to the west of Cambridge. The excavations printed facts for intermittent human profession of the Cambourne panorama from at the least the center Bronze Age to the current day yet generally of center Iron Age to Romano-British date. From the center Iron Age, the Cambourne panorama used to be settled through small farming groups occupying roundhouses, set inside enclosures associated through droveways to wide box platforms. except the most important and most complicated website investigated, at reduce Cambourne, the overdue Iron Age turns out to have visible anything of a recession with abandonment of previous settlements most likely because of elevated waterlogging making farming much less achievable. From the center of the first century advert, new settlements along with roundhouses set inside of enclosures and box platforms emerged. 3 'placed deposits' comprised pewter vessels, glass vessels, and the iron components of a plough. inventory elevating and a few arable cultivation appear to have shaped the most materials of the economyand payment could have persevered into the early fifth century There seems then to were a hiatus until eventually the twelfth or thirteenth century while the total sector used to be taken into arable cultivation leaving the ever-present lines of medieval ridge and furrow agriculture.
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Extra resources for Cambourne New Settlement: Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement on the Clay Uplands of West Cambridgeshire (Wessex Archaeology Report)
Hly sloping sides possibly caused by trampling of the edgeser of . Its dark grey upper fill contained pottery dating from the Iron iod. 5(and it is possible t enclosure at the south-east corner of Enclosure G, 30m to the north (above). 6(t established in P tance of at least 100 m. To the west, where the 28 and plough parts were both located at the intersections of Phase 3B and earlier ditches within the western half of the enclosure, while the pottery jar and glass vessels were buried in ditch 1001 immediately to the south of the enclosure.
23). 4 m deep, orientated north south. It contained the skeleton of an adult male aged c. 40 50 years, laid supine, although there was no trace of the skull and upper cervical vertebrae and this probably represents a decapitation burial. The grave cut two large pits (80418 and 80421). Pit 80421 contained a human femur from another adult, possible male, which had been gnawed by a dog showing that it had been exposed on the surface for at least a short time before burial. In turn, the grave was cut by pit 80458, The site lay at c.
Both appear to have had south-east facing entrances, although there was also a gap in the south of dripgully 60367, and drip-gully 60339 had been cut by substantial enclosure ditches 60140 and 60306, making entrances elsewhere at least possible. Dripgully 60339 had been recut (60809) along its western side. Gully 60313, which was only 2 m to the east of 60339, and east west gully 60307, may have been parts of an insubstantial enclosure that partly surrounded both drip-gullies. 32 m deep. Further to the east, drip-gully 60245 was cut through the centre by medieval ridge and furrow and survived as three separate segments, with a projected diameter of c.
Cambourne New Settlement: Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement on the Clay Uplands of West Cambridgeshire (Wessex Archaeology Report) by James Wright, Matt Leivers, Rachael Seager Smith, Chris J. Stevens