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Living by the creek: excavations at Kemsley, Sittingbourne, Kent

Dawkes, G; (2019) Living by the creek: excavations at Kemsley, Sittingbourne, Kent. [Book]. SpoilHeap Publications/Archaeology South-East: Portslade, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

A series of archaeological investigations carried out along the route of the Sittingbourne Northern Relief Road identified a multi-period site dating from the earlier prehistoric to the Roman periods. The earliest features were Neolithic/Early Bronze Age pits, waterlogged alluvial deposits and an occupation horizon. A Middle Bronze Age ring-ditch with central cremation burial was found on Kemsley Down. In the Late Iron Age/Early Roman period a field system and possible enclosed settlement were established on Kemsley Down. By the 2nd century AD, the settlement was abandoned and the area by the ring-ditch used as a small cremation cemetery. In addition, a salt-evaporation hearth or saltern was identified on the edge of the marsh.

Type: Book
Title: Living by the creek: excavations at Kemsley, Sittingbourne, Kent
ISBN: 191233111X
ISBN-13: 978-1-912331-21-5
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/000.bk.10135939
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology ASE
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10135939
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