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A recent article from CNN highlights the connection between the Oxford skeleton excavated by TVAS, and the Galgedil skeleton from Denmark.
Two field archaeologist positions are now open for applicantions.
Further work has been carried out on the skeleton from Galgedil in Denmark that has been linked to a skeleton uncovered in Oxford in 2008. The National museum of Denmark have reconstructed the face of the individual.
Excavations at a site in Oxfordshire have revealed a Roman ladder settlement. The settlement included two deep stone-lined wells, as well as a third non-stone-lined well.An array of pottery from the site has created a strong assemblage of forms to help with dating.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volumes in our monograph and Occasional Papers series. Latest publications include Monograph 40; and Occasional Paper 44.
Occasional Paper 44: Excavation of Neolithic Pits, Late Bronze Age Occupation, Late Iron Age into Roman Field System and Saxon Pits at Roke Manor Farm, Shootash, Romsey, Hampshire
Monograph 40: Iron Age and Roman enclosure with New Forest pottery kilns at Plumley Wood Quarry, Harbridge, Ringwood, Hampshire.
Ongoing excavations by TVAS South West in Woodsford, Dorset have revealed ceramic coin moulds.
Excavations, by TVAS east Midlands, at Olney in Buckinghamshie reveal a Roman trackway.
TVAS has been excavating a ring ditch in Gloucestershire. A barrow identified from aerial photography has been excavated, along with an urned cremation.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volumes in our monograph and Occasional Papers series. Latest publications include Monographs 39 & 41; and Occasional Paper 43. Also published is a Booklet version of the Tackley excavations.
Occasional Paper 43: A Middle Bronze Age Ring Ditch and Roman Settlement Enclosures at Netherhouse Copse, Hitches Lane, Fleet, Hampshire
Monograph 39: A Medieval Tilery and occupation at 40–68 Silver Street, Reading, Berkshire
Monograph 41: A Roman Villa at Street Farm, Tackley, Oxfordshire
Booklet 1: Excavation at the Roman Villa Street farm, Tackley, Oxfordshire
Ongoing excavations by TVAS in Greenham, Newbury have revealed extensive evidence of a Bronze Age settlement with enclosures and a Roman burial.
A recent article published in Nature (by the International journal of science) highlights one of the skeletons excavated by TVAS in 2008 at St. John's College in Oxford. it sheds new light on the connections of the Danes who were massacred and those still in Scandinavia.
TVAS has been excavating a site near Faringdon Oxon. While there were only a handful of features, two contained extensive amounts of prehistoric pottery
TVAS has been excavating a large site near Banbury. A series of large ditches creating enclosures around roundhouses was uncovered. Currently the dating of the site points to a middle Iron Age settlement.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volumes in our monograph and Occasional Papers series. Latest publications include Monographs 35 & 38; and Occasional Papers 41 & 42.
Occasional Paper 41: A Sub-Roman Cemetery at Whithill Quarry Extension, Lillington, Sherborne, Dorset
Occasional Paper 42: A Middle Iron Age Enclosure and a Second World War Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery at Pirton Fields, Churchdown, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Monograph 35: Dryleaze Farm Quarry, Siddington, Gloucestershire: Archaeological Excavations, 2007-2019
Monograph 38: A Bronze Age Triple Ditch Barrow and Middle Iron Age Settlement at Wetstone Bridge Quarry, near Marston Meysey, Gloucestershire
TVAS has excavated a small site that revealed interesting and unexpected finds.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volumes in our Occasional Papers series. Latest publications include Occasional Papers 38, 39 and 40.
Occasional Paper 38: Medieval Occupation at Slough Cemetery and Arbour Vale School, Stoke Road and Whitby Road, Slough
Occasional Paper 39: Middle Bronze Age to Iron Age Occupation and a Roman Field System at Cerney Wick Farm, Cerney Wick, Gloucestershire
Occasional Paper 40: Iron Age and Roman Occupation in the Hampshire Basin: Archaeological Investigations at Stubbington, Eastleigh and Netley, 2017-2019
The Warrior burial excavated at North Bersted is now on exhibition at the Novium Museum, Chichester.
TVAS North Midlands have been excavating the remains of a series of pottery kilns at the former Vulcan works site.
TVAS showcases its work in West Sussex that features heavily in their new publications.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volumes in our monograph and Occasional Papers series. Latest publications include Monographs 33, 34 & 37; and Occasional Papers 34, 36 & 37.
Occasional Paper 34: Iron Age and Saxon occupation in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire
Occasional Paper 36: Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age Occupation at The Paddocks, Nutbourne, Chichester, West Sussex
Occasional Paper 37: Further Later Bronze Age landscape, and an Urnfield, at Springfield Quarry, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Monograph 33: Late Iron Age, Roman and Saxon Occupation at Courtwick Lane, Littlehampton, West Sussex
Monograph 34: Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman Occupation at Northbrook College, Littlehampton Road, West Durrington, West Sussex
Monograph 37: Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman Settlement at Toddington Lane, Littlehampton, West Sussex
Impressive features were excavated at Caversham Quarry revealing preserved timbers and wooden latticework.
Excavations at Cam took a turn for the best when the excavation of the remains of a Roman villa began to reveal a hypocaust system.
An excavation that we carried out at Witchford revealed a medieval landscape overlaying an Iron age site.
A previous evaluation allowed us a glimpse at the prehistoric landscape of Kent. We have followed up with excavations targeting hose areas.
Ongoing works at the Cotswold quarries reveals further information about the local landscape and the people that lived there.
Members of our team will be representing TVAS and our decades of research at the East Reading Festival in Palmer Park on Sunday the 23rd of June. We hope to see you there!
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volumes in our monograph and Occasional Papers series. Latest publications include Monograph 31 and Occasional Papers 31 & 32
Occasional Paper 31: Further Burials in the Guildown Saxon Cemetery at Guildford, Surrey
Occasional Paper 32: Iron Age and Early Roman Occupation and a Middle Iron Age Burial at Cheriton Road Sports Ground, Folkestone, Kent
Monograph 31: Medieval Occupation and a 17th-Century Tobacco Pipe Kiln at 22 to 26 Spital Street, Dartford, Kent
TVAS take on one of our most exciting projects to date: Tackley Roman Villa, Oxfordshire
A TVAS field team at Dryleaze Quarry conduct excavation of barrow cemetery with stunning results
TVAS recently held an open day at our excavations of a mediaval tile production site at Silver Street, Reading. The posters produced for the open day can now be accessed online here.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volumes in our Monograph and Occasional Papers series. Latest Publications:Occasional Papers 28 and 31, and Monograph 30.
Occasional Paper 28: Archaeological excavations on sites of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman Occupation in Kent 2014-2016
Occasional Paper 31: Further Burials In the Guildown Saxon Cemetery At Guildford, Surrey
Monograph 30: Archaeological Investigations At Nea Farm Somerley, Ringwood, Hampshire, 1993-2011
Nine burials uncovered on a relatively small parcel of land in Guildown, Surrey, three of which are found to exhibit elements that are atypical of Saxon burial practices
TVAS are excited to announce the expansion of our geophysical survey services with the recent addition of a non-magnetic cart.
TVAS' response to the recent removal of the company from the CIFA Registered Organisations list.
TVAS are recruiting Archaeological Officers for an upcoming excavation in Barking, east London.
Just in time for Christmas TVAS is pleased to announce the publication of Monograph 29: The Southern Cemetery of Roman Dorchester-on-Thames.
The past few months have seen the publication of a Monograph and six Occasional Papers. These explore TVAS investigations on a wide range of sites across Hampshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire.
Archaeologists hoping to find traces of a Saxon church in Staffordshire, have uncovered skeletons that could be hundreds of years old.
TVAS is undergoing a programme of systematic gathering of scientific dates for Iron Age, Saxon, and prehistoric sites to attempt to make progress towards filling in gaps of dates.
The four titles detail the results of archaeological investigations at a range of sites in Wiltshire, Sussex, Gloucestershire and Berkshire.
TVAS has now has a new website! This site is mobile friendly and offers more features to learn about the work TVAS does around the UK.
The four titles detail the results of archaeological investigations at a range of sites in Hampshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the next four instalments in the TVAS Monograph Series: "Roman Occupation at Chapel Farm, Blunsden, Swindon, Wiltshire (Lower Widhill Farm)", "Archaeological excavations at Latton Quarry, Wiltshire", "Bronze Age, Saxon and Medieval Evidence from Wantage, Oxfordshire: Excavations at St Mary’s and St Gabriel’s Schools", "Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon Occupation and Bronze Age Burial at Ibsley Quarry, Ibsley, Ringwood, Hampshire".
TVAS' local coverage continues to expand, this time heading northwards to the centre of the country. We are pleased to announce the opening of a new branch office in Stoke-on-Trent.
Archaeologists from TVAS have been conducting an archaeological excavation in advance of a residential and school development at Hatch Farm, Winnersh. To date the stripping of the separate areas has revealed a moderate density of archaeological features comprising ditches, gullies, pits and postholes. Early indications from pottery evidence and relative dating place the site within the Late Iron Age/Early Roman period.
TVAS are pleased to announce that from May 2016 our occasional papers will be available free of charge for download. Papers in the series will still be available as a perfect bound and covered report using good quality paper for £5 (+ p and p) for those who prefer a well presented hard copy.
Archaeologists from Thames Valley Archaeological Services have excavated the remains of a farmhouse at Eysey Manor in Gloucestershire. The quantity of material recovered from the site was vast and ranged from coins (the earliest of which was a Dutch ‘Duit’ dating to 1709) to articulated animal skeletons, farm equipment, pottery and an array of condiment containers!
Archaeologists from TVAS have been excavating land along Top Road in Kempsford, Gloucestershire ahead of a housing development. A series of graves from the 4th century AD (Late Roman) were discovered in the southern half of the site. The graves were dated primarily from what grave goods were present, two 4th century coins being of particular relevance.