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Key conclusions from the project are that: the main structures on the site represent the domestic elements of a villa complex, the stone buildings being occupied from the second to the late fourth or early fifth century; there is artefactual evidence for pre-Roman occupation; there is limited evidence for first-century Roman occupation; Building 2 incorporates a bath suite; the area of Building 2 was reused in the post-Roman period as the site of a major post-built timber building.
Spoil Heap Monograph 4Archaeological assessment preceding the construction of a swimming pool on the eastern side of The Manor House, Pirbright, anticipated the discovery of evidence relating to the medieval and subsequent phases of structural development at the site. Geophysical survey in 2006, part of the Silbury Hill Conservation Project, revealed extensive settlement in two fields south of Silbury Hill.
Mortar, painted plaster, lead cames and glass came from walls and windows; structural ironwork – much of it possibly mid-first century – came from internal features.
Domestic life is reflected in assemblages of pottery, iron tools and implements, and stone whetstones; eating habits are evidenced in the collections of shell and animal bone.
The Later Silbury project consisted of an archaeological evaluation in 2010 and reassessment of surviving material from earlier excavations in the immediate area.
The project aimed to characterise the Romano-British settlement, and to elucidate this poorly understood phase of activity around the monument and within the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site, contributing to future management and presentation.
Three trenches were opened in the water meadow to investigate geophysical anomalies and alluvial deposits near the river.