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CAT Report 413: summary

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Stage 1b archaeological evaluation, Alienated Land Area H, Colchester Garrison, Colchester, Essex: January-February 2007
by Brooks, H; Holloway, B
(with contributions from Benfield, S; Crummy, N)

Date report completed: 01/04/2007
Location: Garrison, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL9930024600 (centre)
File size: 413 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: cremation, inhumation, post-medieval, peg-tile, Roman ditch, septaria, human bone, small finds, prehistoric pottery, Roman pottery

Summary. An archaeological evaluation by seven trial-trenches revealed two Roman cremation burials and twelve Roman inhumation burials. A number of east-west and northsouth aligned ditches may define the boundaries of discrete burial plots. The dating of the burials is closer to those excavated in 2004 on Garrison Area J1 North (immediately to the south) than to those excavated at Butt Road in the 1970s and 1980s (150m to the north of Area H). The burials were not excavated fully; it is anticipated that excavation will be completed during a later stage of archaeological work.