Neolithic ditch

Description of this historic site

A ditch dating to the Neolithic period was found during an archaeological excavation. The ditch was located 500m east of Bretford.

Notes about this historic site

1 Site excavated 1968. On Site B there was a fossil soil with a fragment of Neolithic polished stone axe (Group VI; 26/c). This and a short length of Neolithic ditch probably predate the Bronze Age ring ditches (see PRN 5676).
2 Ring ditch and a linear ditch post dating it were located during the course of an excavation. The ring ditch is possibly Bronze Age, but the dating is from one doubtful sherd. Mesolithic and earlier Neolithic flint was recovered from beneath the area of the central mound.

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