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2004 and 2005 seasons of archaeological excavation at Mellor

2004 and 2005 seasons of archaeological excavation at Mellor

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Excavation report for the 2004 and 2005
Excavation report for the 2004 and 2005

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E xcavation report for the2 0 0 4 and2 0 0 5 seasons at
M e llo r , S to c k p o r t
a
H e r ita g e
L o tte r yF u n d
Report on rhe2 0 0 4 andZO O 5 seasons
o fo r c h a e o lo g ic a l e x c a v a rio n s o r A d e llo r.
C o n te n ts
A cknow ledgem ents
N o n T e c h n ic a l S u m m a r y
1 .
A r c h a e o lo g ic a l B a c k g r o u n d 1 9 9 5 -2 0 0 3
2 .
C o m m u n ity I n v o lv e m e n t
3 .
P h y s ic a l S e ttin g
4 .
2 0 0 4 A im s, O b je c tiv e s a n d M e th o d o lo g y
5 .
2 0 0 4 E x c a v a tio n R e s u lts
6 .
2 0 0 4 C o n c lu s io n s
7 .
2 0 0 5 A im s, O b je c tiv e s a n d M e th o d o lo g y
8 .
2 0 0 5 E x c a v a tio n R e s u lts
9 .
2 0 0 5 C o n c lu s io n s
1 0 .
A p p e n d ix1-2 0 0 4 R a d io c a r b o nD a tin g R e s u lts
1 1 .
A p p e n d ix 2-
2 0 0 5 R a d io c a r b o n D a tin g R e s u lts
1 2 .
A p p e n d ix3-
2005 P lant m acrofossil and pollen assessm ent
1 3 .
A p p e n d ix 4-2 0 0 5 P o lle n a n a ly s is
1 4 .
A p p e n d ix 5-
G e o lo g ic a l R e p o r t
1 5 .
A p p e n d ix6-
2005 R om an P ottery A ssessm ent
1 6 .
A p p e n d ix7
-
S o u r c e s
U niversip ofM onchesrer
A r c h a e o lo g ic a l U n it
D ecem ber2 0 0 5 .
R e p o r t o n th e 2 0 0 1 a n d 2 0 0 5 s e a s o m
o fa r c h a e o lo g ic a l e x r ln r a tio m a t M e llo r .
N o n -T e c h n ic a lSum m ary
T h e e x c a v a tio n s c o n d u c te d
over the past eight years around
th e
O ld

V icarage at M e llo r, S to c k p o rt (S J 9 8 1 8 8 8 9 0 ) h a v e re v e a le d a n e x te n s iv e m u lti-p e rio d s e ttle m e n t. P re v io u s e x c a v a tio n s e a s o n s h a v e id e n tifie d th e s ite p re d o m in a n tly a s a n Iro n A g e S ettlem ent (G M

S M R 1 1 2 4 9 .1 .1 ).I na d d itio n , th e re c o v e ry o f flin t fra g m e n ts d a te d to
th e M e s o lith ic p e rio d
suggest the site w as used as s seasonal hunter-gatherer cam p
w h ile
a
s u b s ta n tia l
assem blage
o f
s h e rd s
o f
R om an
m aterial,
c o u p le d
w ith
c o m p a ra b le ra d io c a rb o n d a te s s u g g e s t th e p re s e n c e o f a R o m a n o -B ritis h s e ttle m e n t.
2 0 0 4 E x c a v a tio n s
T re n c h 2 6 re v e a le d a la rg e a re a o f c o n tin u o u s Iro n A g e s e ttle m e n t w ith in A re a C . It
w a s th e
la rg e s t s in g le tre n c h
o p e n e d
b y
th e
e x c a v a tio n s a t M e llo r.A
to ta l o f
1 9
g u llie s
w ere
id e n tifie d .
T he
p re s e n c e
o f
th e s e
in te r-c u ttin g
fe a tu re s
in d ic a te s
a
s u s ta in e d
p e rio d
o f
o c c u p a tio n
u p o n
th e
im m ed iate
a re a .
A lth o u g h
th e
e x a c t

a lig n m e n t o f th e n o rth e rn e x te n t o f th e in n e r e n c lo s u re d itc h h a s n o t b e e n c o n firm e d b y e x c a v a tio n , its a b s e n c e w ith in T re n c h 2 6 s u g g e s ts th a t its lo c a tio n lie s b e n e a th th e O ld V ic a ra g e d riv e w a y .

T h is w o u ld m e a n th a t th is p a rtic u la r a re a o f s e ttle m e n t w a s lo c a te d o u ts id e th e in n e r e n c lo s u re d itc h , c o n tra s tin g w ith th o s e g u llie s fo u n d w ith in th e c o n fin e s o f th e in n e r e n c lo s u re d itc h id e n tifie d w ith in T re n c h e s 1 6 a n d 2 1 .

T re n c h2 7 s h o w e d th a t th e o u te r e n c lo s u re d itc h c o n tin u e s to w a rd s th e O ld V ic a ra g e
d riv e .

It a ls o in d ic a te d th a t th e le v e l o f th e s u rro u n d in g g ro u n d s u rfa c e a p p e a rs to h a v e b e e n re d u c e d . T o g e th e r w ith th e re s u lts o f T re n c h 2 5i n2 0 0 3 , it is p o s s ib le to s h o w a s u b s ta n tia l a m o u n t o f a lte ra tio n , la n d s c a p in g a n d te rra c in g a ro u n d th e w e s te rn e n d o f th e O ld V ic a ra g e d u rin g th e p o s t m e d ie v a l p e rio d .

T renches 28 and 29 confirm ed the presence of a significant num ber of archaeological fe a tu re s to w a rd s th e n o rth o f A re aC . In d ic a tin g th a t th e s e ttle m e n t lo c a te d w ith in T re n c h

2 6
i s
n o t th e
firthest extent of occupational archaeology
fro m
th e
in n e r
e n c lo s u re d itc h , b o th o f th e s e tre n c h e s w e re e x p o s e d b u t n o t e x c a v a te d .
T re n c h 3 0 fo llo w e d g e o p h y s ic a l in v e s tig a tio n o f A re aE

in a tte m p t to e s ta b lis h th e p a ra m e te rs o f th e o u te r e n c lo s u re d itc h . T re n c h 3 0 p o s itiv e ly c o n c lu d e d th e p re s e n c e o f a d itc h ,m

i n g in a n e a s t-w e s t d ire c tio n to w a rd s th e s u m m it o f M e llo r h illto p .

T re n c h 3 1 lo c a te d n e x t to T re n c h 1 8 , c o n firm e d th e p re s e n c e o f th e in n e r e n c lo s u re d itc hr u n n in gto w a rd s th e O ld V ic a ra g e d riv e w a y a n d th e c o n tin u a tio n o f th e p a lis a d e s lo t id e n tifie d w ith in T re n c h 1 8 p a ra lle l to th e d itc h .

T re n c h
3 2
show ed
th e
c o n tin u a tio n
o f th e
in n e r e n c lo s u re d itc h , fro m
T re n c h
1 8
to w a rd s
th e
c h u rc h
w a ll a n d
id e n tifie d
th e
c o n tin u a tio n
of a
s to n e lin e d
fe a tu re
p a ra lle l to th e d itc h .
T ria l
tre n c h
1 6 ,
s trip p e d
in
A rea
B
in
2 0 0 4
p ro v id e d
a n
in s ig h t
in to
m ore
a rc h a e o lo g ic a l fe a tu re s o c c u rrin g
in b e tw e e n th e in n e r a n d o u te r e n c lo s u re d itc h e s
e x p a n d in g th e a re a s o f th e p o te n tia l s e ttle m e n t.
U niversiry ofM anchester A rchneologicol U nit
D ecem ber2 0 0 5 .

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