Monument record ERL 129 - RAF Lakenheath Family Housing Management Facility

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Summary

Archaeological excavation carried out in advance of building work revealed early Neolithic and Roman features.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7281 7999 (98m by 133m)
Map sheet TL77NW
Civil Parish ERISWELL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Archaeological excavation carried out in advance of building works revealed a continuation of early Roman droveway ditches from the adjacent site (ERL 089) and a number of filled pits appearing to date to the early Neolithic. One pit was found to contain a probable cremation burial with a radiocarbon date of 3810-3660 cal BC. It is assumed that the Neolithic features were all contemporary and may have had funerary associations (S1).
Radiocarbon date of a cremated bone (SUERC-7159 (GU-13113)): 3940-3660 CalBC (95.4% probability) (S2)(S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 2004. Exc report. RAF Lakenhearth, Family Housing maintenance facility, Eriswell.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Radiocarbon date report. Scottish Universities Environ Res Centre.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 2005. Ass report. RAF Lakenheath, Prehistoric sites., Lakenheath.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 14 2012 5:46PM

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