Open Area 24 - Period 3

Very little of the interior of OA24 is either exposed within the eastern extreme of Development Area A2 or subsequently investigated where it falls within Excavation Area P (Figure 99). Big 'pit' 25221 that straddles/modifies the OA 24/25 boundary is dealt with as a component of OA25. Otherwise, occupying Period 3 features are restricted to a few pits alongside this boundary.

Period 3A summary view | Period 3B summary view | Open areas (lower terrace) | Open areas (upper terrace)

Pitting (Group 655)

Pit 8599 (Group 655) is a seemingly elongated oval cut some 1.7m long, located close to the southern end of big 'pit' 25221. Containing only a small quantity of pottery and tile, it is overlain by a possible post-pad 8656 (Group 3052).

Unexcavated larger pit 8835 (Group 3049) lies to its south. No surface finds were retrieved and its relationship with Period 2A pit 19023 is not determined. However, lying somewhat symmetrically to pit 19149 on the opposite side of the presumed OA24/25 boundary, it could well be of similar date.


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