Area 2 – Mar-Jun 1998

Area 2Area 2 This area of excavation contained the earliest archaeological evidence from across the whole modern development. There were clusters of middle Bronze Age (1500-1100 BC) pits which may represent a small episode of human activity close to a palaeochannel some 3500 years ago.
 
Worked bone tools (gouges)Worked bone tools (gouges) The area is of great interest due to the presence of an unusual deposit which could have been a midden. This built up over a long time and contained pottery, human bone, animal bone, bone tools and flint tools of middle and late Bronze Age types. Bronze Age activity within the area continues right through into the later part of the period (up to 700 BC) with two small ditches being dug to define the area around the midden.

 

 

Plans showing all the archaeological remains in Area 2

Map showing earliest features in Area 2Map showing earliest features in Area 2Map showing the Iron Age and Roman Features in Area 2Map showing the Iron Age and Roman Features in Area 2