5.3.2 La Bruyère

Two concentrations of ceramics were discovered in a ploughed field at La Bruyère, next to the RD 994 on higher ground, as the land starts to rise into the granitic hills. Follow-up gradiometry survey confirmed a magnetic disturbance in the south-easterly of the two clusters, which also yielded quantities of Roman tile (both tegulae and imbrices) and building stone. This area was rewalked in the course of the survey (UF 100). One opposed platform blade core, in brown flint was also found here (Fig. 96, 6). Gradiometry also took place on the other side of the RD 994, where there was a slight terrace, but no trace of any structures was apparent here.

The pottery from La Bruyère (UF 81)

No. of sherds: 24; weight: 130g
A range of Gallo-Roman fabrics, but few diagnostic sherds. A single example is likely to be of 1st-century AD date (P(AV)8.1) (Fig. 93, 98).

La Bruyère
Linewalked: 10m transects (2.25 ha)
Collection over gradiometer grid
Fig. 93 Diagnostic ceramics
Fig. 96 Diagnostic flint (no. 6)
Gradiometry survey: 1.0m x 0.5m (1.44 ha)98, 102Fig. 57 Gradiometry results
Fig. 58 Gradiometry interpretation


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