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CAT Report 205: summary

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An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching on Area KR at Colchester Garrison PFI site, Colchester, Essex: June-July 2002
by Brooks, H
(with contributions from Benfield, S; Crummy, N.)

Date report completed: 12/08/2002
Location: Garrison, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL98702340
File size: 1360 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: * *
Keywords: Post-medieval, Iron Age, oppidum, cropmarks, Roman ditch, prehistoric field ditches

Summary. Thirty-eight trenches were excavated in Area KR. In total, 251 archaeological contexts were excavated or examined. The majority of these contexts were topsoils, dumped layers and subsoils (130 in number, which equals 52% of all contexts). The next largest group of contexts were of natural origin (19%), followed by modern or post-medieval contexts (13.5%). Six per cent of features were undated. With regard to pre-modern’ archaeological features, there were only three Late Iron Age or Roman features. Together, these constituted 1.5% of all archaeological contexts. No prehistoric flints or pottery were recovered. Trenching work continues in adjacent areas.