Information for record number MWA6160:
Findspot - Roman pottery from Nadbury Camp.

Summary Findspot - Many fragments of Late Iron Age and Roman pottery were found during the excavation of Nadbury Camp.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Late Iron Age - Romano-British (100 BC - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Ratley and Upton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 39 48
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Scheduled Monument (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Field survey of the interior of Nadbury Camp was undertaken in 1981. 31 fragments of late Iron Age/early Roman pottery were found including one possible 'Belgic' vessel. In addition 55 fragments of Roman pottery, including one bowl fragment of Oxford ware, were found.
3 During excavation Roman pottery was found in plough soil at the rear of the bank.
4 excavation Report.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Nadbury Camp
Author/originator: French A M
Date: 1981
Page Number: 13-14
Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Excavations at Nadbury Camp, Warwickshire
Author/originator: McArthur C
Date: Unknown
Page Number: 8
Source No: 2
Source Type: Plan
Title: Nadbury Camp
Author/originator: French A M
Date: 1981
Page Number: Fig 22, 27
Source No: 4
Source Type: Serial
Title: Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society (TBAS) Vol 95
Author/originator: Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeology Society
Date: 1990
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 95
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none Scheduled Monument Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAMs) are those archaeological sites which are legally recognised as being of national importance. They can range in date from prehistoric times to the Cold War period. They can take many different forms, including disused buildings or sites surviving as earthworks or cropmarks.

SAMs are protected by law from unlicensed disturbance and metal detecting. Written consent from the Secretary of State must be obtained before any sort of work can begin, including archaeological work such as geophysical survey or archaeological excavation. There are nearly 200 SAMs in Warwickshire.
source TBAS Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society is a journal produced by the society annually. It contains articles about archaeological field work that has taken place in Birmingham and Warwickshire in previous years. Copies of the journal are kept by the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
technique Field Survey The term ‘field survey’ is used to describe all work that does not disturb archaeological deposits below the ground through an excavation. Field survey techniques involve recording measurements that help archaeologists draw plans or diagrams of archaeological features. There are a variety of different field survey techniques, including geophysical survey, building recording survey, field walking survey, landscape survey and earthwork survey. back
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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period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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