2. Summary of Phases

Period 1. Mesolithic | Period 2. Neolithic and Bronze Age | Period 3. Iron Age | Period 4. Roman (2nd-3rd century AD) | Period 5. Medieval and later

2.5 Period 5. Medieval and later

A single medieval sherd and numerous 18th- and 19th-century sherds were found in the topsoil. They were probably incorporated in the ploughsoil through the process of manuring based on a farmyard midden. There was no obvious evidence of ridge and furrow on the site, and the surviving (approximately east-west) plough-marks were presumably relatively modern. The good preservation of the earlier remains certainly implies that any post-prehistoric ploughing had been light and intermittent, with a pastoral regime probably the norm.


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