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CAT Report 214: summary

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An archaeological watching brief and recording at Brightlingsea Quarry, Moverons Lane, Brightlingsea, Essex: March-April 2002
by Brooks, H
(with contributions from Lavender, N; Martingell, H.)

Date report completed: 10/10/2002
Location: Brightlingsea, Essex
Map reference(s): TM07651838, TM07651838
File size: 921 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Beaker, prehistoric field ditches, earthworks, lithics, flint, animal bone, prehistoric pottery, Neolithic field system

Summary. Monitoring and recording of topsoil-stripping over an area of 3.3 hectares in the North Field at Brightlingsea Quarry, Moverons Lane, Brightlingsea, Essex revealed field-ditches containing Neolithic pottery and several discrete features including a disturbed Beaker burial. Middle Bronze Age and Roman material was recovered from the ploughsoil. Some features were heavily truncated by machine-stripping of the site.