Excavations of a multi-period site at Barnes Coaches Depot, Aldbourne, Wiltshire

Ray Holt, Jonny Geber, E R McSloy

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Excavation in May 2011 at the former Barnes Coaches Depot, Aldbourne, Wiltshire, revealed limited activity from the late prehistoric to the modern period, including a late prehistoric pit and remnants of a possible Romano-British ditched field enclosure. Further Romano-British features included pits and an infant inhumation burial exhibiting signs of scurvy. Radiocarbon dating of the infant burial and ceramic dating suggest two phases of Romano-British activity: 1st to 2nd century AD, and AD 270 or later. A modified fragment of human cranium of possible Early Roman date is suggestive of the making of skull cups. Other surviving features included pits, a well and a ditch, representing medieval and post-medieval domestic activity well to the rear of the historic street frontages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-100
JournalWiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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