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Brighton, Wellingborough, Archaeology, job vacancy, Field archaeologist, job opportunity

07/06/2021

Job Vacancies.

Two field archaeologist positions are now open for applicantions.

Oxfordshire, Archaeology, Oxfordshire archaeology, Oxfordshire excavation, Viking, Skeletons, Nature, reconstruction

26/04/2021

Nature article update: Reconstruction of a Viking.

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.

Oxfordshire, Archaeology, Oxfordshire archaeology, Oxfordshire excavation, Roman, Roman pottery, stone lined well, antler pick

07/04/2021

A Roman ladder settlement

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.

Publications

07/04/2021

New Publications in TVAS' Monograph and Occasional Papers Series

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.

Dorset, Archaeology, Dorset archaeology, Dorset excavation, Iron Age, Roman pottery, Iron Age, Coin moulds

16/02/2021

Ceramic coin moulds

Ongoing excavations by TVAS South West in Woodsford, Dorset have revealed ceramic coin moulds.

Buckinghamshire, Archaeology, Buckinghamshire archaeology, Buckinghamshire excavation, Roman pottery, Roman brooch, Roman

16/02/2021

A Roman Trackway

Excavations, by TVAS east Midlands, at Olney in Buckinghamshie reveal a Roman trackway.

Redhill, Archaeology, Gloucestershire archaeology, Gloucestershire excavation, Bronze Age, urned cremation, Bronze Age ring ditch

12/02/2020

A barrow with ring ditch and cremation

TVAS has been excavating a ring ditch in Gloucestershire. A barrow identified from aerial photography has been excavated, along with an urned cremation.

Publications

29/01/2021

New Publications in TVAS' Monograph and Occasional Papers Series

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

Berkshire, Archaeology, Berkshire archaeology, Berkshire excavation, Bronze Age, Roman pottery, Bronze Age settlement, Iron Age

27/01/2021

A Bronze Age settlement

Ongoing excavations by TVAS in Greenham, Newbury have revealed extensive evidence of a Bronze Age settlement with enclosures and a Roman burial.

Oxford, Archaeology, Oxfordshire archaeology, Oxfordshire excavation, Saxon, Viking pottery, St Brices day massacre, AD 1002

16/10/2020

Publication of an article in Nature

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.

Faringdon, Archaeology, Oxfordshire archaeology, Oxfordshire excavation, Bronze Age, Prehistoric pottery, Neolithic pottery

13/10/2020

Pottery filled pits excavated near Faringdon

TVAS has been excavating a site near Faringdon Oxon. While there were only a handful of features, two contained extensive amounts of prehistoric pottery

Banbury, Archaeology, Northamptonshire archaeology, Northamptonshire excavation, Iron Age, aerial photography, drone photography, drone archaeology, Iron Age settlement

27/08/2020

Extensive ditches and roundhouses excavated near Banbury

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.

Publications

27/08/2020

New Publications in TVAS' Monograph and Occasional Papers Series

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

Hungerford, Archaeology, Oxfordshire archaeology, Oxfordshire excavation, Bronze Age, Roman, Neolithic, Roman oil lamp, flint

27/08/2020

Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Roman finds from Hungerford

TVAS has excavated a small site that revealed interesting and unexpected finds.

Publications

23/04/2020

New Publications in TVAS' Occasional Papers Series

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

Novium, Museum, burial, Archaeology, West Sussex archaeology, West Sussex excavation, Iron Age, Roman

31/01/2020

The Warrior Burial Exhibition at The Novium

The Warrior burial excavated at North Bersted is now on exhibition at the Novium Museum, Chichester.

Excavations, kilns, Archaeology, Staffordshire archaeology, Staffordshire excavation, post-medieval

31/01/2020

Pottery kilns in Stoke-on-Trent

TVAS North Midlands have been excavating the remains of a series of pottery kilns at the former Vulcan works site.

Publications

13/01/2020

West Sussex Monographs, Occasional Papers and reports.

TVAS showcases its work in West Sussex that features heavily in their new publications.

Publications

10/01/2020

New Publications in TVAS' Monograph and Occasional Papers Series

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

Excavations, preserved wood, Archaeology, Oxfordshire archaeology, Oxfordshire excavation, Roman

15/11/2019

Preserved wood and skeletons uncovered at Sonning Eye

Impressive features were excavated at Caversham Quarry revealing preserved timbers and wooden latticework.

Excavations, Villa, Archaeology, Gloucestershire archaeology, Gloucestershire excavation, Roman

6/10/2019

A Roman Villa at Cam, Gloucestershire

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.

Excavations, brooch, Archaeology, Cambridgeshire archaeology, Cambridgeshire excavation, Iron Age

27/9/2019

Multiple layers of occupation at Witchford, Cambridgeshire

An excavation that we carried out at Witchford revealed a medieval landscape overlaying an Iron age site.

Excavations, Flint, Archaeology, Kent archaeology, Kent excavation, Prehistoric

17/8/2019

Prehistoric finds from Barty Farm, Kent.

A previous evaluation allowed us a glimpse at the prehistoric landscape of Kent. We have followed up with excavations targeting hose areas.

Excavations, Torc, Archaeology, Wiltshire archaeology, Wiltshire excavation

20/7/2019

Excavations at Down Ampney, Wiltshire and a Torc.

Ongoing works at the Cotswold quarries reveals further information about the local landscape and the people that lived there.

Outreach

23/06/2019

TVAS Outreach At The East Reading Festival

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!

Publications

17/06/2019

New Publications in TVAS' Monograph and Occasional Papers Series

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

Tackley Roman Villa

17/06/2019

Project Update: Tackley Roman Villa

TVAS take on one of our most exciting projects to date: Tackley Roman Villa, Oxfordshire

Dryleaze Barrow Cemetery.

02/04/2019

Dryleaze Quarry's Barrow Cemetery

A TVAS field team at Dryleaze Quarry conduct excavation of barrow cemetery with stunning results

Silver Street Kilns

26/03/2019

Medieval Tile Kilns at Silver Street, Reading

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.

Latest TVAS Press Release

15/03/2019

Announcing the Latest TVAS Publications

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

Guildown Burials

21/02/2019

Deviant Saxon Burials at Guildown Avenue, Guildford

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

Kyle pushing the geophysics cart.

26/04/2018

TVAS Geophysical Survey Developments

TVAS are excited to announce the expansion of our geophysical survey services with the recent addition of a non-magnetic cart.

TVAS logo.

25/04/2018

TVAS' response to recent CIFA actions

TVAS' response to the recent removal of the company from the CIFA Registered Organisations list.

TVAS staff excavating an urban site.

28/03/2018

Archaeological Officer Vacancies

TVAS are recruiting Archaeological Officers for an upcoming excavation in Barking, east London.

Dorchester Roman cemetery

21/12/2017

TVAS Monograph 29 Published

Just in time for Christmas TVAS is pleased to announce the publication of Monograph 29: The Southern Cemetery of Roman Dorchester-on-Thames.

Top Road, Kempsford from the air

30/10/2017

Catch up on the latest TVAS publications

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.

Ex Pic

23/06/2017

Local News Coverage

Archaeologists hoping to find traces of a Saxon church in Staffordshire, have uncovered skeletons that could be hundreds of years old.

Scientific Dating

15/03/2017

Scientific Dating Database

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.

13/06/2017

TVAS News: Occasional Papers 16, 17, 18 and 21 Published

The four titles detail the results of archaeological investigations at a range of sites in Wiltshire, Sussex, Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

15/03/2017

TVAS Website Redesign

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.

14/03/2017

TVAS News Archive (PDF)

TVAS new websites posts from 2000-2015 have been archived and offered in a PDF download.

Screenshot of TVAS' Facebook page

01/03/2017

TVAS is now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

TVAS has moved into Social media, Visit us at Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

20/01/2017

The TVAS publication of Monographs 26 and 27

"A Bronze Age Ring Ditch and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Story's Meadow, Marland Land, West Meon, Hampshire," and "Two Iron Age Occupation Sites on Andover Road and Cromwell Road, Winchester" is now available for purchase.

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16/08/2016

TVAS News: Occasional Papers 10-14

The four titles detail the results of archaeological investigations at a range of sites in Hampshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

MONO 22-25

15/06/2016

TVAS is pleased to announce the publication of Monographs 22 through to 25

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".

northmids.jpg

02/06/2016

TVAS Goes North

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.

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28/04/2016

Updated Publication list from 2013-2016

TVAS has updated the Publication List 2013-2016, CLICK HERE to view document.

hatchfarm.jpg

20/04/2016

Open day at Hatch Farm, Winnersh - Excavation of a Iron Age and Roman site

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.

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02/04/2016

TVAS is offering occasional papers online for free

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.

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15/12/2015

Eysey Manor Quarry - Remains of a post-medieval farmhouse found at the Gloucestershire quarry site

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!

kempsfordgrave

12/12/2015

Top Road, Kempsford - Roman shoes and a giant’s grave found along with Saxon buildings during excavations adjacent to RAF Fairford

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.