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CAT Report 409: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at Jarmin Road, Colchester, Essex: January 2007
by Pooley, L
(with contributions from Benfield, S; Brooks, H; Crummy, N)

Date report completed: 01/02/2007
Location: Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL99802595
File size: 267 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: post-Roman, post-medieval, domestic, Roman ditch, Roman pit, human bone, Roman pottery, post-Roman pottery, small finds, clay tobacco pipe, iron nails, loomweight, daub

Summary. Seven evaluation trenches (totalling 117m long and each 1.8m wide) were located within the old Jarmin Road depot in advance of construction works on the site. In total, 20 features were recorded: seven modern; four Roman; four undated (but which may be Roman); four natural; and one dated to the post-Roman period. The Roman features consisted of at least two ditches and a small number of pits, each containing domestic waste dating from the early Roman or possibly Late Iron Age period through to the early 2nd century. No evidence associated with the late 4thcentury kiln previously known in the area was identified, but one piece of cremated human bone may derive from a nearby disturbed Roman burial.