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AS Publish New Book

AS work at Mill House Farm, Chadwell St Mary, Essex has been published by BAR Publishing as a new book.

AS conducted archaeological work at this site from 2009, culminating in a phased excavation carried out between 2012 and 2014. The site revealed a late Bronze Age settlement,incorporating a 'ring work' or Springfield-style enclosure,which is relatively rare type of site with a limited geographical distribution. It has been suggested that they are associated with high status activity and systems of exchange. It lies in close proximity to the similar enclosures at the well-known site at Mucking. Like Mucking, later activity at the site consisted of Anglo-Saxon settlement and domestic occupation.

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AS Publish New Book

AS work at Mill House Farm, Chadwell St Mary, Essex has been published by BAR Publishing as a new book. Read more
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