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Test pitting

  1. 1. Property of Absolute Archaeology ↑
  2. 2. *A good example of test pitting couldbe 3 Stonepail Cottages, Styal Road,Gatley, Stockport.*Planning permission conditions meantthat the excavation must take placebefore the construction of a new housecould begin.*The enclosed area next to the cottagewas too small to fit any large(unneeded) equipment in, so thecheaper option, test pitting, waschosen to analyse the site.
  3. 3. *Excavations had already taken place closeby, revealing a Bronze Age stone axe andbarrow within 300m of the site.*Absolute Archaeology were called and dida series of test pits on the site on the 18thand 19th June 2010.
  4. 4. Test Pit 1*1m² x 600mm (deep)*(100) – Stone surface*(101) – Stone, brickand industrial waste*(102) – Garden soil*No archaeologicalevidence was found. Property of Absolute Archaeology ↑
  5. 5. Test Pit 2*1m² x 500mm (deep)*(200) – Stone surface*(201) - 20th CenturyGarden paving stones*(202) – Garden soiland 19th centuryceramic shards*No archaeologicalevidence was found. Property of Absolute Archaeology ↑
  6. 6. Test Pit 3*1m² x 620mm (deep)*(301) - Tarmac andbroken brick surface*(302) – Concretepaving stones*(303) – Silty claygarden soil*No archaeologicalevidence was found. Property of Absolute Archaeology ↑
  7. 7. Test Pit 4*1m² x 800mm (deep)*(400) - Tarmac andbroken brick surface*(401) - Stone, brickand industrial waste*(402) – Topsoil andSilty clay garden soil*No archaeologicalevidence was found. Property of Absolute Archaeology ↑
  8. 8. *The results of the excavation ledAbsolute Archaeology to conclude thatthe site had been used as a garden andparking area and didn’t have anyarchaeological value. This meant thatthe construction could go ahead.*Although there were no finds, this is agood example of test pitting as it showshow/why test pits can be used, thebenefit of using them in certain areasand how they are analysed andrecorded. Property of Absolute Archaeology ↑
  9. 9. *Paul Martin, Sam Driscoll (2010)Land Adjacent to 3 Stonepail Cottages, Gatley,Archaeological Evaluation on behalf of Ms A Kingand Mr C Bateman.*Absolute Archaeology,http://www.absolutearchaeology.co.uk/contact.htm*Google Maps,http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

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