Gilmour, N., (2008). Excavation, Evaluation and Watching Brief at Linton Village College, Linton Cambridgeshire Post-excavation Assessment and Updated Project Design. Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire: Oxford Archaeology East.

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Excavation, Evaluation and Watching Brief at Linton Village College, Linton Cambridgeshire Post-excavation Assessment and Updated Project Design
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Oxford Archaeology East unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1030506
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Evaluation, excavation and watching briefs were carried out at Linton Village College between March and August 2008. These revealed extensive evidence for Later Roman activity, as well as features dating from the Neolithic to Saxon periods. Two Neolithic pits were excavated which contained Grooved ware pottery and worked flint, also several sherds of Beaker pottery were recovered. A large Late Bronze Age enclosure ditch was identified and a significant assemblage of worked flint was discovered in this. Several Iron Age features, including one which contained a human femur, were recorded. Many later Roman features, including a surfaced trackway, boundary ditches, pits and possible structural evidence, were found. The majority of the finds assemblage from the site dated to this period, including pottery, worked stone, coins and animal bone. The burial of a neonate found on the site was also carbon dated to this period. Five individuals, buried in three graves, were found on the site, these were dated to the Middle Saxon period. Three of these individuals had been decapitated and it is possible that this represents a small execution cometary, although the presence of a multiple burial, including a child and a sub-adult, would make this an unusual example. A large curving boundary ditch also contained likely Saxon pottery. There was little evidence of occupation on the site after the Saxon period, and it is likely that the site reverted to open fields before until school was built in the 1930's. This activity ties in well with work carried out at Linton Village college in 2004 and 2005 and adds to knowledge of the past of this area.
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N Gilmour
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Oxford Archaeology East
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Cambridgeshire Historic Environment Record (OASIS Reviewer)
Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: Linton Village College, Cambridge Road
Parish: LINTON
District: SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Linton Village
Location - Auto Detected: Linton Village College
Grid Reference: 555600, 246900 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Armlet Roman
Find: Coin Roman
Find: Harness Fitting Roman
Find: Hob Nail Roman
Find: Hook Roman
Find: Human Remains Early Medieval
Find: Knife Roman
Find: Lithic Implement Late Neolithic
Find: Plumb Bob Roman
Find: Quern Roman
Find: Sherd Early Medieval
Find: Sherd Neolithic
Find: Sherd Roman
Monus: Boundary Ditch Early Medieval
Monus: Ditch Late Neolithic
Monus: Enclosure Bronze Age
Monus: Inhumation Early Medieval
Monus: Inhumation Roman
Monus: Pit Late Neolithic
Monus: Pit Roman
Monus: Post Hole Roman
Monus: Structure Roman
Monus: Trackway Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected: Neolithic To Saxon
Iron Age
Temporal - Auto Detected: Middle Saxon
Neolithic
Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected: Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected: Saxon
Temporal - Auto Detected: Late Bronze Age
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OASIS Id: oxfordar3-53451
OBIB: OAE Report No: 1058
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A4 Booklet
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25 Nov 2016
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