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This report details the results of excavations at Monks Cross, Huntington South Moor, on
the north-eastern side of the City of York. The excavations uncovered two-thirds of a
Roman temporary camp that was discovered by aerial photographers from English Heritage
in 2002. The camp proved to date from the early-mid 2nd century, and was deliberately
slighted after a short period of use. Although laid out to a high standard of surveying
precision, the actual construction of the camp was carried out with considerably less
attention to detail.
An unexpected aspect of the excavation resulted from the discovery of a number of
prehistoric features dating from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. These included a pit
alignment boundary, parts of a possible enclosure and a number of pits, together with a
fine assemblage of flint artefacts.
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