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17120


Newcastle


Newcastle, Half Moon Yard, possible prehistoric settlement


Newcastle


NZ26SW


Unassigned


Archaeological Feature


Pit


Prehistoric


Iron Age


Physical Evidence


Pits and postholes were excavated in Half Moon Yard in 2013. A sample of one of the pits was radiocarbon dated to c.389-206BC, the first radiocarbon dated evidence of Iron Age activity within the centre of Newcastle. Plant remains were recovered from the pits typical of the early Iron Age. It is possible that these features are the remains of roundhouses or other structures from Iron Age settlement.


2483


6417


NZ24836417



Archaeological Services Durham University, 2015, Half Moon Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne - Post-Excavation Analysis

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