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