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Recent work on Urchfont Hill, Urchfont, Wiltshire

Roberts, David, Moorhead, Sam, Robinson, P., Payne, Andy, Winton, Helen, Hembry, Nicola, Bishop, Barry, Campbell, Gill, Dungworth, David and Forward, Alice 2017. Recent work on Urchfont Hill, Urchfont, Wiltshire. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 110

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Abstract

English Heritage investigated fields on Urchfont Hill as part of the Marden Environs Enhancement Project. Aerial survey, geophysics and excavation revealed a prehistoric enclosure, an early Roman trackway and a range of evidence for occupation and agriculture in other periods, including Mesolithic activity and a ploughed-out round barrow. Paul Robinson and Sam Moorhead have respectively undertaken analyses of assemblages of 16 Late Iron Age and 398 Roman coins found through metal-detecting on the site, providing further insights into the significance and character of activity on Urchfont Hill. Collectively this work reveals long term low intensity occupation, with the site becoming a focus for the deposition of coinage in the Late Iron Age and Roman periods

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 12:02
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/128655

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