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CAT Report 279: summary

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An archaeological desk-based assessment of the Bull Motors/Celestion site, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk
by Orr, K

Date report completed: 08/08/2004
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Map reference(s): TM08554385, TM07501830
File size: 553 kb
Project type: Desk-based assessment
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: Prehistoric, Palaeolithic, lithics, animal bone, Bronze Age

Summary. The application site is an important Lower Palaeolithic site, with evidence of occupation around what was ostensibly a glacial lake. The remains, which are in situ within the brickearth, were discovered in the early 20th century when the site was in use as the 'Valley Brickyard'. They consist of Acheulian flint hand-axes and flakes plus sparse bones of mammoth, deer and ox and a rhinoceros tooth. No definite Neolithic remains have been recorded, but axes of this date are a common find in the surrounding area. A Bronze Age Beaker pot was found during excavations of the Palaeolithic site. It is not known what damage has been caused to the remains by the brickearth quarrying.