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Cottam A: a Romano-British and Anglian Settlement in East Yorkshire



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This is one of three digital archives relating to fieldwork undertaken within the parish of Cottam, East Yorkshire from 1989-2003 under the auspices of the University of York. The overall aims of the project were:
(1) The examination of a number of so-called Anglo-Saxon 'productive sites'
(2) The study of settlement development from the Anglian to Anglo-Scandinavian periods, including a better understanding of the process of village nucleation
(3) The investigation of Anglo-Saxon estate structure and organisation

This archive concerns excavations and associated field-walking and metal-detecting at the site known as Cottam A. Here, a Romano-British ladder settlement, to the north-west of the present-day Cottam Grange Farm, became the renewed focus of activity in the Anglian period. The finds assemblage has a broad chronological range spanning the Late Iron Age to the Anglo-Scandinavian period but there is an emphasis on Romano-British and Anglian finds. Excavation in 1996 demonstrated that the site was indeed a Romano-British farmstead with some activity in the Anglian and Anglo-Scandinavian periods, limited to a small number of structural features, and probably related to the continued use of a large quarry or watering feature.
Date made available2013
PublisherArchaeology Data Service
Date of data production1 Jul 2003
Geographical coverageCottam

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