Monument record HVH 069 - Bronze Age Cremation pit, Puddlebrook Playing Fields

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Summary

Evaluation and excavation identified two cremations of Late Bronze Age date and a few other features of Late Bronze Age and/or later date.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6624 4475 (4m by 3m)
Map sheet TL64SE
Civil Parish HAVERHILL, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

An archaeological excavation was carried out on Puddlebrook Playing Fields, Haverhill following an evaluation which revealed evidence dating from the prehistoric to the post-medieval period, and in particular a cremation burial dating to the Late Bronze Age (Stirk, evaluation report 2009/260, copy in digital archive). The excavation identified a second cremation pit also of Late Bronze Age date but no other features (S1).
Radiocarbon dates of 2720 +/- 35BP (950-800 cal BC, 95.4% probability, SUERC-30005) and 2905 +/- 35BP (1260-990BC, 95.4% prob', SUERC-30006)(S2) were given for the cremations.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Muldowney, M.. 2010. Archaeological Excavation Report, Puddlebrook Playing Fields, HVH 069.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Radiocarbon date report. Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, June 2010.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Meredith, J.. 2017. Archaeological Excavation Report: Clements Primary School (excavation 2), Greenfields Way, Haverhill.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 20 2018 3:08PM

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