Channel Tunnel Rail Link Section 1

Stuart Foreman, 2004 (updated 2009)

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Ceramics - Scheme Wide Research Report


The combined fieldwork interventions (post-dating evaluation) in Section 1 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, covering a distance of some 74 km between Folkestone and Springhead in Kent, produced approximately 102,000 sherds (almost exactly 1 tonne) of pottery ranging in date from the earlier Neolithic to the post-medieval/modern periods. In addition some 1.146 tonnes of ceramic building material of Roman and later date were recovered from four recorded assemblages (material recorded to assessment level is not noted here). The overall quantities of pottery appear relatively modest when the scale of the fieldwork is taken into consideration, although directly comparable data from Kent are not easily found.

The present report takes the form of overviews of the pottery from each of these chronological units in sequence, prepared by the leaders of the period-based teams. The overviews draw upon the reports on individual site assemblages (or, in some cases, groups of small, closely adjacent assemblages). Very brief summaries of each period/site assemblage are presented in the overviews (the sequence in which these sites are listed in these summaries and elsewhere is usually geographical, from north-west to south-east) but the nature of this approach means that for detailed information on specific sites it is essential to consult the relevant individual reports. These reports can be found in digital form on the Archaeology Data Service Website, as can the datasets which support the individual reports. The period based overviews are very much centred on the CTRL assemblages themselves - it has not usually been possible to set these assemblages in their wider context to the extent that might have been considered desirable. Although none of the overviews therefore attempts to review the contemporary pottery from the county as a whole, it is hoped that they will make a significant contribution towards such work as and when it might take place.

Other material from the programme linked to this report.

Phase 2 - Specialist Research Reports

This material is also discussed in the Ceramics Specialist Research Report.

Phase 2 - Integrated Site Report

This section provides a Scheme Wide Summary of material taken from the site specific Integrated Site Reports. A full list of these Integrated Site Reports can be found in the Site List.