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CAT Report 64: summary

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An archaeological evaluation: rear of 63 North Hill, Colchester, Essex - February 2000
by Brooks, H

Date report completed: February 2000
Location: rear of 63 North Hill, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 99345 25240
File size: 6,813 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Roman, pottery, ceramic building materials, medieval, pottery, small finds, insulae, animal bone, post-medieval

Summary. An evaluation by a single trial trench has confirmed the expected survival of Roman deposits on this site which lies within insula 17b of the Roman town. The highest surviving significant archaeological deposit (a layer of Roman wall material robbed out in medieval times) was at 0.25m below modern surface (31.00m AOD). The bottom of the sequence of archaeological material (all Roman in date) was at 1.75m below modern surface (29.50 m AOD). There were finds of Roman pottery and building debris, medieval peg tile and pottery, and a seventeenth century trader's token.