EYO640 - Heslington East Archaeological Evaluation

Type

EVALUATION

Location

Location Heslington East
Grid reference SE 6399 5060 (point) (3 map features)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

Nov - 2003

Map

Description

The evidence produced by the desk-top studies, field walking and geophysical surveys suggests that prehistoric activity on the site takes several distinct forms. The earliest, dated to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age (c. 3200 to 1500 BC), was focused on the moraine, which was primarily used, probably seasonally for camps and as a routeway across the Vale of York. In the later prehistoric period, dated to the Iron Age (c. 700 BC to 70 AD), parts of the landscape appear to have been sub-divided into fields and settlement enclosures. Aerial photographic evidence suggests that these fields are situated to the south of the development area, in the Vale basin, and not on the moraine. The meaning and use of the moraine in this period is unknown.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2004. Heslington East Part 1&2.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (3)

  • Campus 3 Fieldwalking Survey (Ref: YORYM:2002.569)
  • York University Campus 3 Trenches 1-9
  • UNIVERSITY OF YORK, HESLINGTON EASTWRITTEN SCHEME OF INVESTIGATION, V4

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Jan 21 2022 9:24AM

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