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CAT Report 139: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at Wallace's Field, Tarmac Colchester Quarry, Stanway, Colchester, Essex: May 2001
by Brooks, H

Date report completed: 05/06/2001
Location: Stanway, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL94902215
File size: 489 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: Prehistoric pottery, flint, Roman pottery

Summary. Wallace's Field lies 800m WSW of the Stanway burial enclosures, where excavations in 1988-96 revealed rich late Iron Age and early Roman burials. A watching brief was maintained during topsoil-stripping prior to mineral extraction. A number of prehistoric flints and Roman potsherds, and a single prehistoric potsherd, were recorded in unstratified positions. Five features were also recorded, all of them charcoally features lying directly beneath the topsoil. They are undated, but it is very likely that they were created by the recent burning and removal of trees.