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CAT Report 154: summary

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An archaeological watching brief on geotechnical boreholes and test-pits (Phase 4): Colchester Garrison PFI site (August 2001)
by Orr, K

Date report completed: 30/09/2001
Location: Garrison, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL994233
File size: 2266 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: Roman pottery, post-medieval

Summary. An archaeological watching brief was carried out during hand-digging of geotechnical boreholes and test-pits at the Colchester Garrison PFI site. No features or finds of archaeological significance were revealed. The majority of the finds from the test-pits were post-medieval in date, with a notable lack of medieval artefacts. Roman pottery or tile was retrieved from 5 out of 37 boreholes and test-pits monitored. This did not come from any defined features and was mixed in with post-medieval and modern material, indicating that archaeological remains had been disturbed.