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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…

TVAS Reading: Late Neolithic and Bronze Age occupation at Two Gate Lane, Overton, Hampshire

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TVAS Reading: Late Neolithic and Bronze Age occupation at Two Gate Lane, Overton, Hampshire Excavations at Two Gate Lane, Overton revealed two phases of significant prehistoric occupation, one in the late Neolithic and one in the late Bronze Age. Late Neolithic The late Neolithic was represented by three pits. The two most significant pits contained…

TVAS East Midlands: Excavations at Eagle Farm

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TVAS East Midlands: Excavations at Eagle Farm *CONTENT WARNING: this post contains pictures and discussion of human remains* TVAS East Midlands have recently finished their excavations at Eagle Farm, Wavendon, Milton Keynes. A previous evaluation showed the site as having a high archaeological potential with features containing a wide variety of finds including pottery (of…

TVAS North Midlands: Excavations at Mouselow Quarry, Glossop, North Derbyshire

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TVAS North Midlands: Excavations at Mouselow Quarry, Glossop, North Derbyshire Content warning: this article contains discussion of cremated human bone During the stripping in advance of extension at Mouselow Quarry, Glossop, North Derbyshire, a series of cremations were found. In total four cremations were found but only one was contained in a mostly complete vessel.…

New Publications in TVAS’ Monograph and Occasional Papers Series

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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 43 and 44; and Occasional Papers 47 and 48. Occasional Paper 47: Middle and Late Iron Age Occupation on Land North of Croft Road,…

TVAS South: Excavations at Lydden Hill Racecourse, Lydden Hill

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TVAS South: Excavations at Lydden Hill Racecourse, Lydden Hill CONTENT WARNING: HUMAN REMAINS This post contains pictures and discussion of cremated human remains. TVAS South have recently finished their excavations at Lydden Hill Race Circuit, Wootton, Kent. Following a successful evaluation in November 2020, a full excavation of the area was conducted. One of the…

Site Update: Carbon Dates for a possibly trepanned man at Shrivenham

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Site Update: Carbon Dates for a possibly trepanned man at Shrivenham CONTENT WARNING: HUMAN REMAINS This post contains pictures and discussion of human remains.   In 2018, excavations at Highworth Road, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire revealed a densely occupied area with a variety of features dating from the Iron Age through to the late Roman period. Above:…

TVAS South West: Excavations at Slate Lane Quarry, West Camel

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TVAS South West: Excavations at Slate Lane Quarry, West Camel Slate Lane Quarry is situated close to two scheduled monuments (a late Roman building made of stone with a cremation and the shrunken Medieval Village of Downhead) as well as other Roman and Iron Age settlements. A geophysical survey and trial trenching evaluation took place…

TVAS East Midlands: Excavations at Dunton Lane, Biggleswade

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TVAS East Midlands: Excavations at Dunton Lane, Biggleswade TVAS East Midlands have recently finished their excavation at Dunton Lane, Biggleswade. Here is a summary of their findings with a full report to follow soon. Above: plan of the excavation area The site is situated within a rich archaeological landscape; with a wide range of sites…

Open Day and Ongoing Excavations at Butts Piece, Stanton Harcourt

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Open Day and Ongoing Excavations at Butts Piece, Stanton Harcourt On 5th September 2021, TVAS held an open day at Butts Piece, Stanton Harcourt. The open day allowed the local residents of Stanton Harcourt to see the rich archaeology of the village and it proved a great success with a continuous flow of visitors that…

TVAS Reading: Excavations at Tanyard Farm, Lenham, Kent

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TVAS Reading: Excavations at Tanyard Farm, Lenham, Kent After 8 months the excavations at Tanyard Farm, Old Ashford Road, Lenham have finished. The site produced evidence of human occupation from the Mesolithic through to the Anglo-Saxon period. Here is a brief summary of the finds..   Above: Map showing the site and surrounding area. The…

CNN article about Viking skeletons

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CNN article about Viking skeletons In 2008 TVAS excavbated a site at St. Giles in Oxford (see previous information release here). The site itself revealed evidence of a Late Saxon Period massacre. Thirty-five men and boys were uncovered and been linked to the St. Brice’s day massacre of 1002 AD. Since the analysis was concluded there…

Nature article update: Reconstruction of a Viking

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Nature article update: Reconstruction of a Viking In October 2020 an article was published in nature (nature article) that showed a link between one of the skeletons excavated during our archaeological investigations at St. Giles Oxford. (see previous information release here) The skeleton that was uncovered, now with oxfordshire museum service, was part of a larger group which…

TVAS Reading Site Update: A Roman settlement at Tubney, Oxfordshire.

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TVAS Reading Site Update: A Roman settlement at Tubney, Oxfordshire. Excavations at Tubney have been ongoing for several years. Previous phases of excavation revealed very little archaeology. That all changed with the latest phase. The features that were uncovered at the crest of a slope on the site show a Roman ladder settlement. Above: Plan…

Site Update: Interesting finds from Woodsford, Dorset

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Site Update: Interesting finds from Woodsford, Dorset Excavations at the quarry have been undertaken over many years by TVAS, recording a wide range of features and finds from the Bronze Age to Roman. The latest phase of excavations is no exception. They have revealed further Iron Age and Roman systems of ditches and enclosure as…

TVAS Reading Site Update: Greenham, Newbury

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TVAS Reading Site Update: Greenham, Newbury Since October 2020 excavations have been taking place at a site in Greenham. Initially only a moderate amount of archaeological features was expected but, upon stripping and cleaning the site revealed a wealth of features.   Several large enclosure ditches, some as deep as 1.7m were uncovered across the…

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