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ABCD: 1315

Orsett 75 Grays/Basildon

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Location: Orsett 75, Grays/Basildon, 1978, Essex, England TQ640810
Period: Neolithic/Iron Age
Category: settlement/causewayed encl.
Notes: early Iron Age pit cutting into Neolithic ditch deposits
Topography: lowland ?gravel river terrece
Condition: dry
Report type: cereal grain

Hubbard R N L B. 1978. Carbonised seeds. 294-5. In: Hedges J and Buckley D. Excavations at a Neolithic causewayed enclosure, Orsett, Essex, 1975. Proc. Prehist. Soc. 44. 319-208. England, Essex

Processed by
RNH - Hubbard, R N L B: Institute of Archaeology/NELP

Sample: 1315a
Period Context Type Sediment Period Earliest date Latest date
PH.IA.EI CF110 pit fill dark sandy loam ?early Iron Age -500 -100

Context integrity: 1
Context preservation: bu
Dating method: arc
Dating validity: 1
Environmental interpretion: insufficient sample to interpret
Archaeological interpretion: bell-shaped storage pit with domestic rubbish

Taxa name Part Preservation Problem code Quantity Abundance
Bilderdykia convolvulus pro c Q + 1
cf. Vicia tetrasperma pro c Q + 1
Chenopodium album pro c Q + 1
Corylus avellana pro c Q + 1
Galium cf. aparine pro c Q + 1
Hordeum vulgare pro c Q! + 1
Lolium perenne pro c Q + 1
Polygonum arenastrum pro c Q + 1
Rumex sp. pro c Q + 1
Triticum dicoccon pro c Q + 1

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