Neolithic settlement at Market Street, Warwick

Description of this historic site

During an excavation evidence for a Neolithic settlement was recovered. This included 33 shallow pits containing flint artefacts and fragments of pottery. A flint scatter was also discovered dating to the same period. The site was located near Market Street, Warwick.

Notes about this historic site

1 Excavations were carried out on the site of the Mulberry Tree Pub during 1966-7. Immediately above the natural sandstone was a sandy layer containing flint flakes, cores and Neolithic sherds similar to Windmill Hill – Abingdon types. Some twenty shallow pits, none more than 0.46 deep, were found cutting from this layer into the natural – these also yielded Neolithic pottery, flints, and in one instance carbonised hazelnuts.
2 Interim report.
3 Further brief report on medieval pits and pottery kilns.

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