Human remains: [contribution to the article 'A late Neolithic/early Bronze Age enclosure and Iron Age and Romano-British settlement at Latton Lands, Wiltshire' by L. Brown, G. Laws, and K. Powell]

Jonny Geber, Louise Loe

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Abstract

Prehistoric and Roman remains were exposed during fieldwork undertaken by Oxford
Archaeology in advance of gravel extraction. An isolated oval enclosure (PRN 621) dating to the late Neolithic/early Bronze Age may have had a ritual function. An extensive early Iron Age settlement complex included a number of roundhouses associated with pits, waterholes, four-post structures and animal burials. Middle Iron Age activity included a series of penannular gullies superseded by a major boundary ditch, field system and enclosures. During the late Iron Age or early Roman period the boundary was modified and a group of enclosures constructed. Later in this period, inhumation and cremation burials, including an unusual partially burnt burial, were interred in the fill of the major late Iron Age enclosure. The excavation also exposed the northern part of a scheduled Romano-British settlement site (SAM 899), which lay to the south of Ermin Street. Roman trackways, quarries, enclosures, pits and inhumation and cremation burials were recorded. Medieval ridge and furrow and post-medieval ditches transected the prehistoric and Roman sites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-113
JournalWiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine
Volume102
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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