Site Event/Activity record ESF19336 - Excavation and monitoring, Consolidated Communications Building, 2005

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Location

Location LKH 238 consolidated comms building
Grid reference Centred TL 73507 80961 (64m by 66m)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Technique(s)

Organisation

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service

Date

Not recorded.

Map

Description

Excavation and monitoring work in advance of the construction of a new Consolidated Communications Building identified a low density of occupation dating from the Mesolithic through to the probable post-medieval period. However most of the activity is ephemeral and difficult to interpret. A fairly sterile soil layer overlying Bronze Age features, may relate to a similar finds-rich deposit found within 30m of this site, but if so, this area must be beyond the focus for the Iron Age to account for the absence of occupation debris within the soil layer. Windblown sand and parallel gullies probably demonstrate the presence and effect of medieval and post-medieval farming on the landscape.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Caruth J. 2007. RAF Lakenheath, Consolidated Communications Building, LKH 238.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Consolidated Communications Building (BA) (Monument)
  • Consolidated Communications Building (Un) (Monument)
  • Consolidated Communications Building, (Prehistoric) (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 24 2020 4:14PM

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