The Maddle Farm project: an integrated survey of prehistoric and Roman landscapes on the Berkshire Downs
An experimental field survey of a large area of the Berkshire Downs, south of Uffington, achieved by intensive field walking of selected sample areas, and some excavation. Reveals the nature of the Prehistoric and Roman landscape.
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4 The mean sherd weight from the surface the topsoil and excavated features
Chapter Two The environment of the survey area
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agricultural arable arrowheads artefact associated Berkshire Downs bones century Clay with Flints concentrations context CORES PER HECTARE deposits ditch enclosure evidence excavation FLAKES PER HECTARE FLAKES RECOVERED FLAKES TOTAL flint forthc fragments grammes hammerstones HECTARE indicate intensive collection Iron Age Knighton Bushes Knighton Bushes settlement Lambourn land lithic lithic reduction long barrow lynchet Maddle Farm Villa Maddle villa manuring MEAN NUMBER MEAN WEIGHT metres Neolithic NUMBER OF CORES NUMBER OF FLAKES NUMBER OF TOOLS off-site patterns plough Post Down Farm pottery densities pottery distribution prehistoric PRIMARY FLAKES prismatic blade quarry RETOUCHED FLAKES RETOUCHED TOOLS Richards river Lambourn Roman period Roman pottery Romano-British sample sandy ware sarsen scatter scrapers SECONDARY FLAKES Seven Barrows sherds sieved soil soilmark stratified sub surface suggested surface collection surface pottery survey area TERTIARY FLAKES TOOLS PER HECTARE topsoil TOTAL MEAN Trench 9 unstratified Upper Chalk villa estate Waylands Smithy