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CAT Report 361: summary

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Assessment report on the archaeological investigations carried out on Areas C1, C2, E, J1, O, Q and S1 of the Alienated Land, Colchester Garrison, including the Time Team trenches and the Alienated Land watching brief
by Crummy, P; Holloway, B; Masefield, R; Pooley, L.
(with contributions from Benfield, S; Boghi, F; Brooks, H; Cool, H; Crummy, N; Curl, J; Fryer, V; Martingell, H; Pooley, L; Sealey, P;)

Date report completed: 31/01/2006
Location: Garrison, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL99502340, TL99602460, TL99752447, TL99862427, TL99252445, TL99532389, TL996244, TL99782213, TL99492453, TL9966024535, TL99742403, TL99742403
File size: 4979 kb
Project type: Evaluation, Watching brief
Significance of the results: * *
Keywords: circus, Neolithic, Iron Age, Roman road, trackway/droveway, enclosure, Civil War siege, Bronze Age, Roman burial, oppidum, small finds, flint, human bone, glass

Summary. This site lies inside the oppidum of Camulodunum, and on the southern fringe of the Abbey Field Roman cemetery. Two parallel ditches were observed, one Roman and a second which was undated but probably Roman. They are interpreted as being the west and east ditches of a northsouth- aligned Roman trackway.