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CAT Report 384: summary

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An archaeological excavation of a foundation trench at the drama block, St Helena School, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex: June 2006
by Orr, K
(with contributions from Benfield, S; Brooks, H; Crummy, N)

Date report completed: 10/10/2006
Location: Sheepen, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL98952580 (centre)
File size: 576 kb
Project type: Excavation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: animal bone, daub, slag, Roman tile, domestic, industrial

Summary. An archaeological excavation of the foundation trench for an extension to the drama block at St Helena School was carried out in June 2006. The investigation revealed pits, ditches and a gully all dating from c AD 5-60, sealed by between 600mm and 750mm of topsoil. The type of pottery and the presence of animal bone, slag, daub and Roman tile suggest domestic and industrial use similar to that identified as a result of the previous investigations at Sheepen.