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Lithic artefacts from test pits in East Oxford

This report summarises the results of an analysis of lithic artefacts recovered during a programme of test pit excavation carried out between 2010 and 2014 by the East Oxford Archaeology and History Project, or ARCHEOX.  A total of 71 pieces of flint with a combined weight of 411g were recovered from 31 of the 73 test pits excavated by the project.  These finds are grouped into a series of 10 loosely defined test pit clusters. With the exception of a post-medieval gunflint and a Mesolithic microlith none of these artefacts is chronologically diagnostic. In general terms test pit lithic finds suggest quite widely distributed Neolithic and Early Bronze Age activity across East Oxford, punctuated by occasional hints of earlier activity from the Mesolithic and/or the Early Neolithic.  

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