Monument record MUN 038 - Paddocks site, Moulton Mesolithic, (Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age).

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Summary

Evaluation and Excavation identified a Neolithic pit, Early Bronze Age pits containing complete pottery vessels or cremations and Early Iron Age storage pits containing large assemblages of pottery and re-worked Late Neolithic flint were recorded.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6768 6546 (341m by 141m)
Map sheet TL66NE
Civil Parish MOULTON, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

2010: Evaluation trenching revealed evidence for prehistoric activity across the development area with two main concentrated areas. The activity consisted of chiefly Late Neolithic struck flint scatters, Early Neolithic and Late Bronze Age pit and posthole groups, Middle Bronze Age field systems and, most notably, two burnt pits each containing a complete or near-complete Early Bronze Age vessel. Large quantities of struck flint were recovered from the trench topsoil, particularly in the soil above and surrounding the two Early Bronze Age pit (S1).

2011: The Paddocks site uncovered a Late Neolithic pit situated to one side of a struck flint mound of the same date, with satellite pits containing either complete pottery vessels or cremations, dating to the Early Bronze Age. In addition, Early Iron Age storage pits containing large assemblages of pottery and re-worked Late Neolithic flint were recorded. Features on the site have been dated by finds assemblages and radiocarbon dates to the Late Neolithic, Early Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. A significant Late Neolithic lithic assemblage was also recovered (S1).(see also MUIN 039)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Bush, L.. 2010. Neolithic and Bronze Age Activity at Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Bush, L.. 2011. Post-Excavation Assessment, Late Neolithic to Early Iron Age activity at Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket, Suffolk.

Finds (10)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 7 2020 11:50AM

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