An archaeological evaluation was carried out by On-Site Archaeology and members of Dunnington Through The Ages Archaeology Group on the Flatiron Field, Dunnington on behalf of Dunnington Through The Ages Archaeology Group. The trial trenching was part of a programme of investigation including metal detecting, map and aerial photograph study, field-walking, and geophysical survey, which had been developed by Dunnington Through The Ages Archaeology Group in consultation with On-Site Archaeology and the York City Archaeologist. The early phases of work had suggested the presence of an Iron Age or Romano-British site on the Flatiron Field, for which the trial trenching would help determine the nature and date.
The evaluation was conducted over 11 days from 2nd November to 12th November 2004 and consisted of the excavation of four trenches to determine the nature of archaeological deposits in the area. A number of archaeologically significant features were revealed during the work. A large portion of the site was taken up by gravel quarry works of 19th century date. Shallow pits and furrows of a similar date were also excavated. One Iron Age ditch was recorded. Pottery and assorted finds from the Pre-historic, Medieval, Post-Medieval, and Early Modern periods were recovered.
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