A Neolithic and Bronze Age Monument Complex and its Early Medieval Reuse: Excavations at Netherfield Farm, South Petherton, Somerset, 2006

Hugo Anderson-Whymark, Andrew Mudd, Mark Brett, Stuart Black, Sarah Cobain, Jonny Geber, Frances Healy

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Abstract

An early Neolithic causewayed enclosure, a middle Neolithic long enclosure and an earlier Bronze Age open enclosure were among a group of prehistoric features discovered and examined by excavation at Netherfield Farm, South Petherton during archaeological mitigation work ahead of the construction of a natural gas pipeline between Ilchester and Barrington, Somerset, in 2006. Of particular interest were burnt deposits within the long enclosure ditches and a possible Bronze Age field system. Assemblages of pottery and flintwork contribute to the understanding of these features and a programme of radiocarbon dating has amplified the chronology of activity on the site. Evidence from a group of burnt and unburnt pits and a partial enclosure reveal the reuse of the site between the fifth and eighth centuries AD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-86
Number of pages83
JournalArchaeological Journal
Volume169
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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