We are pleased to announce the publication of the next three volumes in the TVAS Occasional Paper series:
The four titles detail the results of archaeological investigations at a range of sites in Hampshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire. Occasional Paper 10, entitled "Excavation of Medieval Occupation at Ropetackle, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex", presents the modest but significant assemblages of pottery and animal bones (among other finds). The quantity of ship nails among the metal finds suggests ship-breaking was among the activities on the site or nearby. Paper 12, "A Middle Bronze Age Pit Circle and Field System, and Roman Settlement at Hitches Lane, Fleet, Hampshire", describes an excavation that covered five areas and were undertaken in advance of development. The largest of the areas contained a substantial 2nd-century Roman rectangular timber-framed building set within a system of fields and passocks, which was remodelled around the middle of the 3rd century. Occasional Paper 13, "The Archaeology of four Pipelines in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire" describes a recoding action which uncovered several features including a possible Late Bronze Age enclosure and two overlapping post-built roundhouses. According to radiocarbon dates place one of the roundhouses in the Middle Bronze Age while pottery suggests occupation also took place in the Late Bronze Age/early Iron Age.