Monument record BSE 030 - Westgarth Gardens (Early Neolithic) (Preh)

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1972: Preh material found during excavation of ESax cemetery.


Grid reference Centred TL 8426 6339 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL86SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1972: Preh material found during excavation of ESax cemetery. Includes: unstratified - 5 sherds with flint fillers including one rim and one body sherd with finger nail decoration; unstratified (?) - 322 struck flints (predominantly crudely flaked and flakes rather than blades) including 11 cores. Of 311 flakes, 203 (65%) have cortex remaining suggesting core preparation on site, the remaining 108 are generally much smaller. Pit I: 1 flint filled sherd and four small flint blades (no other finds noted so probably Preh pit).
Grave 34 (Sax): 1 small dark decorated sherd. Originally considered as Neo `Peterborough' ware but possibly ESax.
Grave 64 (Sax): 2 struck flakes.
Grave 6 (Sax cremation grave): flint end scraper.
All in material housed at SAU up to 1993 - material (mostly Sax) housed in Moyses Hall.
Also IA, Sax, Rom & Med.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> (No record type): West S E, 1972.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 9 2012 10:01AM

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