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CAT Report 969: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at 51-53 Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3BZ: May-June 2016
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Julie Curl)

Date report completed: July 2016
Location: 51-53 Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3BZ
Map reference(s): TL 99279 24756 (c)
File size: 2,519 kb
Project type: Archaeological monitoring and recording
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: Roman, amphora, human bone, Butt Road cemetery

Summary. An archaeological watching brief was carried out at 51-53 Butt Road, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of side and rear extensions. Despite being located close to the site of the Butt Road Roman cemetery, no significant archaeological horizons were identified, with only modern features and landscaping/terracing recorded. A piece of human arm bone and a sherd of cut amphora were both recorded from modern contexts (L1). The human bone was probably from a disturbed Roman burial associated with the Butt Road cemetery, but the amphora is more representative of Roman domestic or industrial activity.