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CAT Report 252: summary

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An archaeological watching brief and recording at Brightlingsea Quarry, Moverons Lane, Brightlingsea, Essex: October 2003
by Brooks, H
(with contributions from Benfield, S)

Date report completed: 12/12/2003
Location: Brightlingsea, Essex
Map reference(s): TM0745018190
File size: 3355 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: prehistoric, prehistoric pottery, Roman pottery, post-medieval, Neolithic, Beaker, prehistoric field ditches, human bone, Roman ditch, cropmarks

Summary. An area of 0.15 hectares was stripped in the North Field at Brightlingsea Quarry. Two ditches were recorded, one of which produced prehistoric pottery. The other produced an abraded sherd of Roman pottery. Four other features were identified, of which three were undated and a third was post-medieval. This phase of work followed on from a more substantial investigation in 2002, when most of the North Field was stripped, and field ditches containing Neolithic pottery and a disturbed Beaker burial were recorded. The prehistoric ditch recorded in 2003 may be the same as an undated (but presumably prehistoric) ditch recorded in 2002.