Monument record 0236901000 - MARSH LANE EAST: Site 1

Summary

Prehistoric ditches, pits and flint finds associated with a paleochannel found in evaluation and subsequent excavation.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (3)

  • PIT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • MIDDEN (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DITCH (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)

Description

FURTHER WORK BY TVAS: SITE 1: LOCATED ON MARGINS OF PEAT FILLED CHANNEL CENTRED ON TRENCH D198. COMPRISED A CHARCOAL PATCH, A PIT FULL OF BURNT FLINT & POSSIBLE MIDDEN CONTAINING FLINTS & DEVEREL-RIMBURY POTTERY WITH CARBONISED RESIDUES. FLINT & POT FINDS OCCUR ONLY ON TOP OF THE PEAT (B2).
A peat filled palaeochannel was discovered in the southern part of the site, with three roughly parallel ditches aligned NNW-SSE across the SW part of the site The eastern most ditch was 0.65m wide x 02m deep and extended for 15m. As it crossed the bank of the palaeochannel it turned to the WNW-ESE and was cut by the central of three ditches which contained domestic debris from the early and middle Bronze Age. Flint finds included a late neolithic edge-polished chisel and a retouched spearhead of Beaker date (ritual deposit?). A cremation was located in the north western corner of the trench consisting of a small mount of bone, including skull and long bone shaft fragments. A pit on the eastern side of the site had a recut containing a small asssemblage of late Neolithic/early Bronze Age struck fint (B3).

Sources (3)

  • ---SBC18630 Aerial Photograph: 14/07/75. NMR SU9180/1/97. SU\915401. Yes.
  • <2>SBC23793 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Service. 1991. Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme: Archaeological Evaluation Stage 3 1991. p9.
  • <3>SBC19199 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeological Unit. 1997. Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme Post-Ex Assessment and Updated Project Design: Marsh Lane East Site (Taplow).

Location

Grid reference SU 9207 7989 (point) (Centred on)
Civil Parish TAPLOW, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (2)

  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SHERD (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Survey: Desk-based Assessment and Fieldwalking (EBC1054)
  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching, test pitting and auger surveys (EBC10294)
  • Event - Intervention: Excavations along the line of the Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Eleviation Scheme (EBC16348)
  • Event - Intervention: Investigations for Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme (EBC16358)

Record last edited

Mar 27 2018 7:30PM

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