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Short Description:
Fill of ditch [10023] below (10004)
Issued to
Joan Sutherland | 12/07/2014
291

Interpretation

    • Fill included masonry blocks, perhaps dumped in because they were unusable. Bones likely from animals dying on the bank or being deposited by predators or humans (butchering). Other objects may have been washed in by rain or inundation.
      • Anna Roik
    • 17-7-2014
    • Fill of ditch [10023] below (10004). Filled with loose, soft mid-yellow greyish brown clayey sand with chalk, flint nodules, pebbles, shell, bone and charcoal inclusions of 15% ranging from angular to well-rounded.
      • Kezia Evans
    • 5-12-2014

Sketch Photo

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Stratigraphic Matrix

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Description

  • Loose, soft
  • Mid-yellow greyish brown
  • Clayey sand
  • Chalk, flint nodules, pebbles, shells, bone, charcoal. 15%, all from angular to well-rounded.
  • 1.00m width x 2.25m length x 0.55m depth
  • Fill of [10023] - multiple finds Pottery: 1 piece of Late Hedingham type Ware (P327) - mid 14th-15th Century, 7 pieces of Late Medieval Transitional Ware LMTII (P402) - ca 1400 - 1600, 2 pieces of Raeren/Aachen Stoneware (P405) - Late 15th - mid 16th Century, 1 piece of Cologne/Westerwald Stoneware (P413) - 17th Century+, 3 pieces of Glazed Red Earthenware (P425) - 16th - 10th Century, 1 piece of Staffordshire White Salt Glazed Stoneware (P433) - 1720-1780
  • Hand excavated (mattock and trowel) over several days under cloudy, partly cloudy and full sun.

Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Bone 184 1873
Ceramic Building Material 5700 2 Bags
Clay Tobacco Pipe 6 11
Flint 4 15 3 flint flakes with heavy edge damage
Flint 2 5 <a href="leiston-abbey/ddt/rgf/LA_18">Small Find 18</a>
Metal
Pot 11 68 2 Bags
Shell 24 131 2 Bags
Worked bone 1 Small Find 36
Ceramic Building Material 64 Sample 28
Ceramic Building Material 228 Sample 36
Ceramic Building Material 1 10 Glazed Ceramic
Ceramic Building Material 1 10 Glazed Ceramic Small Finds 16
Ceramic Building Material 1 3 Sample 28 / Small Find 25
Ferrous Object 25 336 2 Bags
Ferrous Object 1 24 Small Find 54
Ferrous Object 1 2 Sample 28 / Small Find 26
Stone 2 25000 Limestone
Pot 1 38 Small Find 27
Pot 1 5 Small Find 52
Pot 1 10 Sample 36 / Small Find 33
Pot 1 5 Sample 28 / Small Find 24
Bone 20 10 Sample 28
Bone 27 Sample 36
Other (add to description) 3 Burned material
Other (add to description) 9 3 Sample 36
Shell 20 3 Sample 28
Shell 4 Sample 36
Glass 1 Sample 36
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Feature

  • Feature: LA_1005
    • Drainage ditch

Site Photos

  • Photo: LA_0322
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    • Trench 10, worked stone blocks with possible metalwork within the fill context 10019.
  • Photo: LA_0325
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    • Trench 10, worked stone blocks with possible metalwork within the fill context 10019, wider more general view of trench/context situation.

Samples

  • Sample: LA_28
    • Ben Bazeley
    • 12-7-2014
  • Sample: LA_36
    • Nathaniel Jackson
    • 15-7-2014

Objects

  • Find: LA_18
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    • Two pieces worked flint.
    • Flint
  • Find: LA_21
    • Pot poss med
    • Ceramic
  • Find: LA_22
    • Glazed pot -med?
    • Ceramic
  • Find: LA_24
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    • Pottery
    • Ceramic
  • Find: LA_25
    • Poss glazed tile
    • Ceramic
  • Find: LA_26
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    • Corroded iron nail
    • Iron
  • Find: LA_27
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    • Medieval pottery fragment
    • Ceramic
  • Find: LA_31
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    • Worked masonry large block
    • Stone
  • Find: LA_32
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    • Worked masonry block.
    • Stone
  • Find: LA_33
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    • Medieval Pottery
    • Ceramic
  • Find: LA_36
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    • Bone knife handle
    • Bone
  • Find: LA_52
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    • Blue glaze pot sherd
    • Ceramic
  • Find: LA_53
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    • Horseshoe
    • Iron
  • Find: LA_54
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    • Metal
    • Iron
  • Find: LA_55
    • Metal
    • Iron
  • Find: LA_92
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    • Glass
    • Glass

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