TVAS Reading Site Update: Chilton Manor, Buckinghamshire

TVAS Reading Site Update: Chilton Manor, Buckinghamshire During March 2024 a watching brief was carried out by Thames Valley Archaeological Services at Chilton Manor, Buckinghamshire for the development of a swimming pool – and supporting infrastructure on behalf of Bruern Abbey Senior School. Working within the watching brief area of 13m long to 7m wide,…

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New publication in the TVAS Monograph Series

New publication in the TVAS Monograph Series We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in our Monograph series. Monograph 36: Later Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age Occupation and Iron Production, Late Iron Age to Early Roman Enclosures and Cremations, and Medieval Occupation at Hartshill Copse, Thatcham, West Berkshire Monograph 49:…

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TVAS Reading: Site Update: Ring Ditch at Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, Berkshire

TVAS Reading: Site Update: Ring Ditch at Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, Berkshire   The remains of the Soldiers Pillar ring ditch at Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, Berkshire was successfully locataed and excavated between July 2023 and January 2024. The Heatherwood Hospital complex includes an upstanding barrow (SAM 1013012) which was partially excavated in 1975. This barrow, along…

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TVAS Reading: Site Update: Excavations at Little Kimble, Buckinghamshire

TVAS Reading: Site Update: Excavations at Little Kimble, Buckinghamshire In 2023 an archaeological excavation was carried out by Thames Valley Archaeological Services ahead of a new development of 45 residential units at Little Kimble on behalf of Cala Homes Ltd. This excavation revealed a wealth of finds and features from several time periods, with the…

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TVAS Sites Used in Study on Women of the Conversion Period

TVAS Sites Used in Study on Women of the Conversion Period A recent study titled ‘Women of the Conversion Period: a biomolecular investigation of mobility in early medieval England’ (Hamerow, Leggeett, Tinguely and Le Roux 2024) has used isotopic data from four different TVAS sites. The full article can be viewed here. These sites are…

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New Publication in the TVAS Occasional Papers Series

New Publication in TVAS’ Occasional Papers Series We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in our Occasional Papers series. Occasional Paper 52: Late Saxon, Medieval and Early Post-Medieval Occupation at 11-16 St Martin’s Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire Occasional Paper 52: Late Saxon, Medieval and Early Post-Medieval Occupation at 11-16 St Martin’s Street,…

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TVAS South speak at CBA SE Annual Conference

TVAS South speak at CBA SE Annual Conference-“Reaching Out – Excavation and Outreach in Angmering, West Sussex” On Saturday 18th November, Odile and Flick from the TVAS South office were invited to speak at the Council for British Archaeology South East (CBA SE)’s Annual Conference. Their talk presented the results from their site at Water…

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TVAS North Midlands: Site Update -Two Kilns at Registry Street, Stoke-on-Trent

TVAS North Midlands: Site Update -Two Kilns at Registry Street, Stoke-on-Trent TVAS North Midlands have completed an evaluation at Registry Street, Stoke-on-Trent, which revealed the remains of two bottle kilns. These kilns are more specifically updraught hovel kilns, that was possibly later converted to a hob mouthed oven. These date to possibly the early 19th…

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TVAS East Midlands: Site Update – Broad Road, Bacton, Suffolk

TVAS East Midlands: Site Update – Broad Road, Bacton, Suffolk TVAS East Midlands have recently completed their excavations at Broad Road, Bacton, Suffolk. The site comprised of three areas each of which yielded a post medieval field system. as well as a roman field system in two of the three areas. A small roman oven…

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TVAS South West: Site update- Woodsford Quarry, Woodsford, Dorset

TVAS South West: Site update – Woodsford Quarry TVAS South West have recently finished excavating another phase at Woodsford Quarry, Woodsford, Dorset. During this phase they encountered two ring ditches and a series of urned cremations. The urned cremations were block lifted and taken back to the office where they can be carefully excavated under…

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