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Houghton and Wyton 2008

June 2008

Houghton and Wyton June 2008 Pottery Report

Houghton and Wyton June 2008 Test Pit Location Map

 

July 2008

Houghton and Wyton July 2008 Pottery Report

Houghton and Wyton July 2008 Test Pit Location Map

 

Eighteen test pits were excavated in 2008 in the now-conjoined villages of Houghton and Wyton, bringing the total number of test pits excavated to thirty-seven. An area of Iron Age activity with pottery spanning the middle and late Iron Age was identified between the two present villages and the more evidence was found for a linear spread of material of Roman date between the edge of the flood plain and the Huntingdon Road. A single sherd of early/middle Saxon ware dating to 6th-8th century AD hinted at the possibility that the earliest post-Roman settlement lay in the area immediately south-west of the present site of Houghton church. Settlement in Houghton in the 9th to 11th centuries appears to have been focused further to the north, between the church and Huntingdon Road, and seems to have been of a reasonable size, larger or more intensively occupied, it appears on current evidence, than Wyton.