Monument record CAM 040 - Cavenham Quarry, Cavenham (Mesolithic).

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Evaluation 1998, Excavation 2001, revealed mainly Neolithic activity, bust some (residual?) Mesolithic finds and possible features.


Grid reference TL 7601 7266 (point)
Map sheet TL77SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1998: Evaluation. Certainly evidence of Neolithic site, from features, pottery and flint, also some flints which appear to be Mesolithic in date (S1), Blades, core rejuvination flakes and saw tooth blades from pits and buried soil. Possibly residual.

Area also contains undated bank features, which may be associated with WW2 'Tuddenham' airfield. For more details see (S3).

2001: Excavation on the valley floor - flints of Neolithic date (S2).

See also (Undated, Neolithic and Bronze age records), (S3, S4).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: DG. 1998. Eval report. Cavenham Quarry, Cavenham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Bales, E.. 2005. Ass report. Cavenham Quarry., Cavenham.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Martin, E.A., Pendleton, C. & Plouviez, J.. 1999. Archaeology in Suffolk 1998. XXXIX (3).
  • <S4> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. M 926.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 17 2020 12:38PM

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