Sheridan, J A and Davis, M (2008) The disc bead necklace from grave 3033. In: At the Great Crossroads: Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval discoveries on the Isle of Thanet 1994–95. Canterbury Archaeological Trust Occasional Papers (4). Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd. , Canterbury, pp. 81-82. ISBN 9781870545143

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The widening of the road between the Monkton and Mount Pleasant roundabouts on the A253 led to the archaeological investigation of a 3km long strip of land between July 1994 and February 1995.

Prehistoric discoveries included Neolithic inhumations and pits, well-preserved Beaker graves and ten ring-ditches of late Neolithic and Bronze Age date. An extensive and unusual Roman settlement of the late first to early second century AD was characterised by a large number of sunken-floored buildings. A small rectangular structure on the fringes of the settlement may have been a roadside shrine. A small Anglo-Saxon cemetery was located at the eastern end of the excavated area and at the western end a medieval farmstead with at least five buildings was investigated.
The information is presented in four parts covering the main periods of occupation of the site and each chapter includes specialist reports on pottery, small finds, human and animal bones and the plant and insect remains.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neolithic Roman Anglo-Saxon necklace jewellery archaeology
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Archaeology (to 2011)
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Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 10:14
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 10:32

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