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CAR Report 03: summary

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Colchester Archaeological Report 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane, and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex
by Philip Crummy
(with contributions from Howard Brooks, P M Barford, J Bayley, C M Cunningham, Nina Crummy, P J Drury, A J Gouldwell, K F Hartley, Dr S Limbrey, Dr Roger Ling, Joan Liversidge, Dr R Luff, P M Murphy, David S Neal, Dr R Reece, Dr D J Smith, R P Symonds, Maisie Taylor, and Dr J P Wild )

Date report completed: 1984
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File size: 90765 kb
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Keywords: roman, medieval, anglo saxon, fortress, lion walk, balkerne lane, middleborough, town wall, mosaic, burial

Summary. Contents

Chapter One: Roman and medieval Colchester
Chapter Two: Excavations at Lion Walk 1971-4
Chapter Three: Excavations at Balkerne Lane 1973-6
Chapter Four: Excavations at Middleborough 1979

Appendix 1: Human remains from Lion Walk and Balkerne Lane
Appendix 2: Examination of a lead coffin and its contents from Balkerne Lane
Appendix 3: The stone architectural fragments
Appendix 4: Colchester ware louvers
Appendix 5: The Roman tiles
Appendix 6: Tables showing the Roman painted wall plaster from Buildings 8, 67, 69, 70 and 71
Appendix 7: Some technological finds from Lion Walk and Balkerne Lane
Appendix 8: Descriptions of complete or nearly complete burial pots
Appendix 9: A green stained soil sample from a pit at Lion Walk, Site J
Appendix 10: Summary of the ceramic dating evidence for some key areas at Lion Walk and Balkerne Lane
Appendix 11: Carbonised cereals and crop weeds from Buildings 38, 41, and 45 (Balkerne Lane)
Appendix 12: Soil monolith through the cultivated soil of Period 5 at Balkerne Lane
Appendix 13: Summary of the products of the Roman kiln F1019 (Middleborough)
Appendix 14: Miscellaneous soil samples (Middleborough)
Appendix 15: List of significant charcoal samples

1984 Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd and Department of the Environment

ISBN 0-9503727-4-9