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MWI10238 - SU12SE050

Downton West of Moot Lane

Summary
A Mesolithic settlement site excavated in 1953-7.
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Parish
Downton Civil Parish, South Wiltshire
Monument type
Settlement
(A small concentration of dwellings.)
Period: Mesolithic, 10000 BC to 4001 BC
Description and sources
Settlement site and chipping floor. Many worked and waste flints. Excavated by Rahtz and Higgs in 1953-7. Evidence of post-holes for ?huts containing hearths.
  1. Serial – Higgs, E, 1959. , Serial/Publisher: Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, Volume: Volume 25, p209
  2. Accession Register – Salisbury Museum, 1961. Salisbury Museum 1961.44
  3. Serial – Serial/Publisher: Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, Volume: Volume 57, p13
  4. Serial – Rahtz, Phillip, 1963. , Serial/Publisher: Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, Volume: Volume 58, p139 + p246
  5. Serial – Serial/Publisher: Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, Volume: Volume 59, p63
  6. Accession Register – Salisbury Museum, 1973. Salisbury Museum 1973.18
  7. Serial – Serial/Publisher: Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, Volume: Volume 64, p18
  8. Unassigned – Cambridge Museum, . Cambridge Museum, p15
  9. Unassigned – Identified by I F Smith + E S Higgs
  10. Serial – Serial/Publisher: Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, Volume: Volume 69, 183
  11. Serial – Serial/Publisher: Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, Volume: Volume 56, p246-7

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