Information for record number MWA12885:
Area of Middle-Late Iron Age Pits and Postholes uncovered in advance of construction of the Barford Bypass

Summary Area of Middle-Late Iron Age Pits and Postholes from Area 'B' uncovered from excavation in advance of the construction of the Barford Bypass.
What Is It?  
Type: Pit, Post Hole?
Period: Middle Iron Age - Late Iron Age (300 BC - 42 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Barford
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 26 60
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Three distinct groups of pits and/or postholes were located in Area B dating to the Middle-Late Iron Age.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Archaeological Report
Title: 8000 Years at Barford: The Archaeology of the A429 Barford Bypass, Warwickshire, 2005-7
Author/originator: Palmer S C
Date: 2010
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technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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period Iron Age About 800 BC to 43 AD

The Iron Age comes after the Bronze Age and before the Roman period. It is a time when people developed the skills and knowledge to work and use iron, hence the name ‘Iron Age’ which is given to this period. Iron is a much tougher and more durable metal than bronze but it also requires more skill to make objects from it. People continued to use bronze during this period.
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monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument POST HOLE * A hole dug to provide a firm base for an upright post, often with stone packing. Use broader monument type where known. back

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