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Early Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman settlement at Monksmoor Farm, Daventry, Northamptonshire, Paperback / softback Book

Early Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman settlement at Monksmoor Farm, Daventry, Northamptonshire Paperback / softback

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Includes contributions from Rob Atkins, Andy Chapman, Mary Ellen Crothers, Val Fryer, Rebecca Gordon, Tora Hylton, Rob Perrin and Yvonne Wolframm-Murray; illustrations by Olly Dindol and Rob Reed.

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) has undertaken archaeological work at Monksmoor Farm on the north-eastern edge of Daventry in six different areas.

The earliest archaeological features lay in Area 6 at the southern end of the development area, where two pits were radiocarbon dated to the early Neolithic.

They contained a moderate assemblage of worked flints along with sherds of early Neolithic pottery.

In the middle Iron Age a settlement was established in the same location comprising a roundhouse and several enclosures.

Two other contemporary settlements are thought to have originated in the late Iron Age/ early 1st century BC and were identified in Areas 1 and 2 between c0.2km and 0.5km apart and 500m to the north of Area 6.

Area 1 contained evidence for a cluster of eight roundhouses with associated enclosures clearly showing sequential activity, while in Area 2, a large ditched enclosure defined as a Wootton Hill type, within which another roundhouse was present.

It is possible that the Wootton Hill type enclosure in particular may have a slighter earlier origin than the limited pottery assemblage suggests.

Sparse early Roman features were also found in Areas 3, 4 and 5.

This settlement continued in use through the later 1st to 2nd century AD.

During the early Roman period the settlement in Area 6 was greatly expanded with large rectilinear ditched enclosures along with smaller enclosures and paddocks being established on either side of a routeway indicating movement of livestock was important.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 94 pages, 53 figures, 27 tables (36 plates presented in full colour)
  • Publisher: Archaeopress
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Prehistoric archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781789692105

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