Bronze Age Barrow and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery: Archaeological Excavations on Land Adjacent to Upthorpe Road, Stanton Suffolk: November 2013 - March 2014 (Paperback)
Archaeological investigation ahead of residential development was undertaken on land adjacent to Upthorpe Road, Stanton between November 2013 and March 2014 by MOLA. The scope of these works was set out in a brief prepared by Suffolk County Council (Tipper 2011) and a WSI (NA 2011) and was undertaken in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (DCLG 2012, now MHCLG 2019). Prior evaluation of the development area had uncovered evidence for a Bronze Age ditch and a small number of undated burials (Brown and Yates 2011). Subsequent excavation revealed a significant archaeological site far in excess of what was expected. Over the course of the five-month long excavation, the remains of a prehistoric round barrow and a cemetery containing the remains of 67 inhumations with associated grave goods were carefully investigated. Subsequent post-excavation analysis has sought to place the discovery in its regional context and to expand what we know about the prehistoric remains for the area as well as the early origins of Stanton. This book documents the discovery of the site and the results of the detailed analysis of the archaeological features, skeletal assemblage and other artefacts. Includes contributions by Sander Aerts, Lyn Blackmore, Paul Blinkhorn, Esther Cameron, Andy Chapman, Steve Critchley, Val Fryer, Sue Harrington, Tora Hylton, Samantha Leggett, Estelle Praet, Adam Reid, Ina Vanden Berghe, and Yvonne Wolframm-Murray. Illustrations by Olly Dindol, Joanne Clawley and Izabela Jurkiewicz.