EYO6611 - St. George's Field Car Park EVA

Type

EVALUATION

Location

Location St. George's Field Car Park
Grid reference Centred SE 6048 5122 (37m by 56m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2018

Map

Description

Three boreholes and the installation of three instrumented water monitoring points that will record data over a six month period. The borehole evaluation encountered a simple sequence of archaeology extending to depths close to 11m Below Ground Level (BGL) (-2.53m OD). Post-medieval activity was identified most noticeably as the accumulation of alluvial flooding, made-ground deposits and landreclamation. Waterlogging has provided ideal conditions for the preservation of organic material. The waterlogged deposits appear largely to date to the medieval period; they include accumulations of alluvial silts and clays containing shell, animal bone and pottery which likely derive from activities such as dumping in the immediate area. A black gritty organic deposit was also present containing ‘hair-like fibres’ and tiny mollusca remains. The lower alluvial deposits consisted of a light, gritty sandy clay, with some organic and charcoal. Natural was not encountered in any of the boreholes investigated.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2018. Archaeological boreholes at St George's Field Car Park.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • St. George's Field Car Park (Ref: 2018/136)

Record last edited

Jul 9 2021 1:29PM

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