An Iron Age Enclosure and Romano-British Features at High Post, near Salisbury

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By Andrew B. Powell
ISBN 978-1-874350-57-6
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Archaeological works at High Post near Salisbury have confirmed the presence of an Iron Age hilltop enclosure on the southern margins of Salisbury Plain.
 
The enclosure was bounded by a deep V-shaped ditch in association with a wide zone suggestive of an internal bank. More significantly, lying beneath the line of the bank was a large spread of mostly articulated animal bone, dating to the Early Iron Age.
 
The Iron Age occupation of the enclosure was represented by round-houses, pits and post-holes containing evidence of domestic waste.
 
The enclosure was abandoned during the Middle Iron Age and remained unoccupied until the late Romano-British period. Pits, hearths and post-holes of this period were recorded both within and outside the enclosure. Other features related to this period included a possible shrine and a corn drying oven which appeared to have been utilised into the start of the post Romano-British period.