Monument record BCB 025 - Palaeoenvironmental sequence, Kings Marsh

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Summary

Palaeoenvironmental assessment of deposits indicated peat accumulation adjacent to the River Stour between the Iron Age and the Medieval periods.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8631 4140 (60m by 167m)
Map sheet TL84SE
Civil Parish SUDBURY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Palaeoenvironmental assessment of deposits indicated peat accumulation adjacent to the River Stour between the Iron Age and the Medieval periods. The pollen record suggested no reduction in the tree cover in the locality that could be attributed to human activity. The beetle and insect record were both typical of a floodplain backswamp, which imply the main channel of the Stour was probably some way to the east of the sampling site. The general sequence of the deposits illustrated a significant phase of floodplain evolution from the Iron Age, with accumulation of organic peat followed by channel migration and deposition of alluvium during the Saxon period.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Hadley, A.. BCB 025, Archaeological Evaluation by Trial Trenching and Palaeoenvironmental Augur Survey at AFC Sudbury.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gearey, B., Hopla, E-J., Grinter and Reilly, E.. 2007. Palaeoenvironmental assessment of deposits at AFC Sudbury, King's Marsh Stadiun: Sudbury, Suffolk.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Murray, J.. 2001. Excavation of a medieval cemetery at Crowland Road, Haverhill, Suffolk. Archive Publication Text and Illustrations.

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Record last edited

Dec 16 2014 10:00AM

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