The Freston Causewayed Enclosure

New Research on the Early Neolithic of Eastern England (Suffolk)

Authors

  • Tristan Carter McMaster University, Department of Anthropology, Hamilton, Canada
  • Nathaniel Jackson DigVentures, Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
  • Rose Moir McMaster University, Department of Anthropology, Hamilton, Canada
  • Dana Challinor High Ellermire Farm, Chop Gate, United Kingdom
  • Charlotte Diffey University of Reading, School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.48.6

Keywords:

Britain, East Anglia, Neolithisation, Early Neolithic, causewayed enclosure, social gathering

Abstract

Current models view southeast England as where Neolithic lifeways were first introduced to Britain from continental Europe c. 4000 cal BC, however, there has been little work detailing this process in coastal East Anglia. In 2019, work at the Freston causewayed enclosure provided the first view of a major gathering space associated with semi-mobile farming communities of the Early Neolithic in the county of Suffolk and located on a major estuary close to the North Sea. Excavation produced a rich assemblage of worked flint and Mildenhall Ware pottery (potentially for feasting), plus evidence for the consumption of cereals and hazelnuts.

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Published

31.05.2021

How to Cite

Carter, T., Jackson, N., Moir, R., Challinor, D., & Diffey, C. (2021). The Freston Causewayed Enclosure: New Research on the Early Neolithic of Eastern England (Suffolk). Documenta Praehistorica, 48, 2–25. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.48.6

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