Ritchie, K., Barnett, C., Barclay, A., Scaife, R. G., Seager Smith, R. H. and Stevens, C. J. (2007). The Upper and Middle Wentlooge Formation and a Romano-British Settlement, Plot 4000, The Western Approach Distribution Park, Avon. Archaeology in the Severn Estuary 18. Vol 18, pp. 19-58. https://doi.org/10.5284/1069538. Cite this via datacite

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The Upper and Middle Wentlooge Formation and a Romano-British Settlement, Plot 4000, The Western Approach Distribution Park, Avon
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plot 4000, the Western Approach Distribution Park, Avonmouth, South Gloucestershire
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Archaeology in the Severn Estuary 18
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Archaeology in the Severn Estuary
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18
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122
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19 - 58
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1069538
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Investigations at the Western Approach Distribution Park, Avonmouth, South Gloucestershire provided an opportunity to examine deposits of late Neolithic/early Bronze Age and late Bronze Age/early Iron Age date from the Wentlooge Formation. The sedimentary sequence of estuarine silts and peats and associated palaeoenvironmental remains were analysed and dated using radiocarbon and provide a body of data on local landscape and responses to wider phenomena in the estuary related to sea-level changes. A Romano-British farmstead of 2nd-4th century AD date was also investigated. It was characterised by roundhouse gullies, pits and other features. A series of ditched enclosures were also found, providing evidence for animal husbandry and agricultural exploitation of the Avon Levels. Animal bones and a variety of environmental remains provide evidence for the economic basis of the farmstead. The use of non-local goods illustrates contacts with wider communities. Little evidence was, however, recovered to suggest that the surrounding wetland resources were extensively exploited.
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Kevin Ritchie
Catherine Barnett
Alistair Barclay
Robert G Scaife
Rachael H Seager Smith
Chris J Stevens ORCID icon
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Nicholas Cooke (Author contributing)
Jessica M Grimm (Author contributing)
Jacqueline I McKinley (Author contributing)
John Russell (Author contributing)
Sarah F Wyles (Author contributing)
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2007
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Excavation (Auto Detected Subject))
Palaeoenvironmental Remains (Auto Detected Subject))
Settlement (Auto Detected Subject))
Roundhouse Gullies Pits (Auto Detected Subject))
Ppb (Auto Detected Temporal)
Ditched Enclosures (Auto Detected Subject))
Survey (Auto Detected Subject))
Farmstead (Auto Detected Subject))
Late Neolithic (MIDAS)
Early Iron Age (MIDAS)
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09 Oct 2017