A Neolithic and Bronze Age monument complex and its Early Medieval reuse: Excavations at Netherfield Farm, South Petherton, Somerset, 2006

Andrew Mudd, Mark Brett, Hugo Anderson-Whymark, Stuart Black, Sarah Cobain, Jonny Geber, Frances Healy, Nathalie Marini, E.R. McSloy, Elaine L Morris, Kathryn M Price, Sylvia Warman, Geoff Warren, Nick Watson, Keith Wilkinson, Tim P Young

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Abstract

An early Neolithic causewayed enclosure, a middle Neolithic long enclosure and an earlier Bronze Age open enclosure were among a group of prehistoric features discovered and examined by excavation at Netherfield Farm, South Petherton during archaeological mitigation work ahead of the construction of a natural gas pipeline between Ilchester and Barrington, Somerset, in 2006. Of particular interest were burnt deposits within the long enclosure ditches and a possible Bronze Age field system. Assemblages of pottery and flintwork contribute to the understanding of these features and a programme of radiocarbon dating has amplified the chronology of activity on the site. Evidence from a group of burnt and unburnt pits and a partial enclosure reveal the reuse of the site between the fifth and eighth centuries AD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-86
JournalThe Archaeological Journal
Volume169
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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