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

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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…

TVAS Sites Used in Study on Women of the Conversion Period

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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…

New Publication in the TVAS Occasional Papers Series

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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,…

TVAS South speak at CBA SE Annual Conference

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

TVAS Reading: Excavations at St. John’s College, Oxford. Evidence of St. Brice’s day massacre

Above: sk1756 during excavations at St. Johns, Oxford.

TVAS Reading: Excavations at St. John’s College, Oxford. Evidence of St. Brice day massacre On this day the St. Brice’s Day Massacre took place. Back in 2008 TVAS excavated the first archaeological evidence of this event. The lecture will feature a skeleton from our excavations at Elizabeth House, St. John’s College, Oxford. The results of…

TVAS South are Recruiting!

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Come and work with us in the South East! Thames Valley Archaeological Services are seeking archaeologists to join our fieldwork teams at Junior Supervisor to Supervisor Level (G3/4, G4) to be based at our TVAS South office in Brighton. Applicants will have an appropriate level of experience for their grade, a valid driving licence and…

New Publication in the TVAS Monograph and Occasional Papers Series

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New Publication in TVAS’ Monograph and Occasional Papers Series We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in our Monograph and Occasional Papers series. Monograph 47: Iron Age Settlement and a Roman Villa at Bowdens Lane Quarry, Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset. Monograph 47: Iron Age Settlement and A Roman Villa at Bowdens…

TVAS Reading: Moor Lane, Staines excavation open day

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TVAS Reading: Moor Lane, Staines excavation open day An open day was held on 17th March 2023 for Egham-by-Runnymede Historical Society and friends at Moor Lane, Staines. The open day was very successful with a large crowd attending for a guided site tour by Senior Project Officer Andy Taylor and to view a selection of…

Digging for Britain to Feature TVAS Reading site, Stanton Harcourt

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Digging for Britain to Feature TVAS Reading site, Stanton Harcourt Season 10 of Digging for Britain will feature Stanton Harcourt in episode 4. The episode is already available on iPlayer but will be broadcast live on 29th January 2023 on BBC 2 at 8pm. To summarise, the excavations revealed a rich past to the village…

New Publications in the TVAS Monograph and Occasional Papers Series

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 45 and 46; and Occasional Papers 49, 50 and 51. Occasional Paper 49: Excavations on Prehistoric to Medieval Sites in the Weald of Surrey and…

Royal Institute Christmas Lecture to Feature Skeleton from Viking Massacre

Above: sk1756 during excavations at St. Johns, Oxford.

Royal Institute Christmas Lecture to Feature Skeleton from Viking Massacre This year’s Christmas Lecture from the Royal Institute will be presented by Professor Dame Sue Black on the secrets of forensic science. The lectures will be on BBC Four at 8pm on 26th Dec, 27th Dec and 28th Dec. And available afterwards on iPlayer. The…

TVAS South: Office Open Day

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TVAS South: Office Open Day TVAS South had a successful open day at their office on Thursday 1st December. Below are a few photos of guests having a look at our display. If you would like to give us any feedback about the open day then leave a comment in the comments area below!  

TVAS South: Open Day at our Brighton Office

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TVAS South: Open Day at our Brighton Office TVAS South are holding an open day at their office. If you are in Brighton and are interested in what archaeologists do then book yourself a 30 minute slot and find out more! See below for details.

TVAS Reading: Palaeolithic Flint Tools Found near Henley-on-Thames

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TVAS Reading: Palaeolithic Flint Tools Found near Henley-on-Thames Recent and ongoing fieldwork undertaken by TVAS has revealed rare evidence of some of the earliest ancient humans in Britain. Evaluation trenching & test pitting near Henley-on-Thames has produced flint artefacts dating to around 500,000 years old, during the lower Palaeolithic period. The species of human present…

TVAS East Midlands: 19th c. Brick Kiln from Blunham, Bedfordshire

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TVAS East Midlands: 19th c. Brick Kiln from Blunham, Bedfordshire TVAS East Midlands have just finished their excavation at land between 19 and 73, The Hill, Blunham, Bedfordshire . The archaeological potential of the site had been highlighted from both an initial desktop study and evaluation. The site lay on the fringes of the historic…

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