Monument record SPT 001 - Devil's Wood Pit (Neo)

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Summary

Settlement area, late Neo/EBA, post holes, a pit, pottery - late Neo with some beaker material, arrowheads, borer and knife, scrapers, cores, waste flakes.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1337 4440 (289m by 292m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SW
Civil Parish SPROUGHTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Settlement area, late Neo/EBA, post holes, a pit, pottery - late Neo with some beaker material, arrowheads, borer and knife, scrapers, cores, waste flakes.
Cremation in a small pit, mature adult, possibly male, Radio Carbon date 1340 +/- 130 BC (HAR - 1153) from charcoal (?alder) in pit, but sample very small. Not definitely contemporary with settlement evidence but both were sealed by marsh clay, probably laid down in MBA/IA. Excavated by E Martin, 1974 (S5).
TM 1333 4434 pottery and flints excavated by J J Wymer, 1972. TM 1346 4431 scraper found by R Forsdike.
TM 1331 4425 sharpened sheep's tibia (similar to SPT 009), distal end sharpened, proximal end pierced for suspension, polished by use, shows parallel scratch marks, found by R Forsdike.
See also Pal, Mes, BA, Rom.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <R1> (No record type): SAU, AR 20.
  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation file:.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1972-145, 1972.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S5).
  • <S2> (No record type): Gibson A M, Beaker Domestic Sites, BAR 107(i) 1982, 243.
  • <S3> (No record type): EAA, 3, 1-15.
  • <R4> (No record type): Owles E, 1975.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 1972, 289-90.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Martin E, 'The Excavation of a Neo site in Devil's Wood Pit, Sproughton, 1974', ms 1974.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 3 2020 3:50PM

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