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TVAS Reading: Site Update-Central M40, Phase 4, Land at Overthorpe Road, Banbury, Northamptonshire.

Above: The entire site as excavation neared its conclusion.

TVAS Reading: Site Update-Central M40, Phase 4, Land at Overthorpe Road, Banbury, Northamptonshire. TVAS has been excavating a large site near Banbury for the last few months and have now completed the fieldwork. An initial geophysical survey was undertaken at the site as well as an evaluation. These previous works revealed a site with an…

TVAS Reading: Site Update-Salisbury Road, Hungerford, West Berkshire

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TVAS Reading: Site Update-Salisbury Road, Hungerford, West Berkshire TVAS has recently excavated a site in Hungerford that initially promised very little but revealed an extensive catalogue of archaeological material. An initial geophysical survey was carried out on the land revealing a single possible linear. The site was then evaluated with trenching that confirmed the ditch…

Site Update: Redhill Farm, Gloucestershire.

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Site Update: Redhill Farm, Gloucestershire. Our North Midlands office have been excavating a site in Gloucestershire. The site was identified by aerial photography and previous work had been carried out on a series of crop-marks in the area.The area of interest for TVAS was a small 50mx50m area containing a previously unexcavated crop-mark.   The…

Warrior Burial on display at the Novium, Chichester

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Warrior Burial on display at the Novium, Chichester During excavations at North Bersted a large grave was uncovered. As it was excavated it became apparent that the grave was unusual. Well preserved grave goods were unearthed. Amongst these the weapons and armour were the most impressive. The helmet had openwork Bronze pieces that had been…

TVAS North Midlands: Site Update: Former Vulcan Pottery Works, Stoke-on-Trent.

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TVAS North Midlands: Site Update: Former Vulcan Pottery Works, Stoke-on-Trent. Our North Midlands office has been hard at work excavating some interesting sites. The Vulacan works site is one of those. The site is a former pottery kiln site. The kilns were owned and operated by Swinnertons Vulcan, Fairfields and Britannia. In total eight kilns…

TVAS Reading: Excavations at Caversham Quarry, Sonning Eye, Oxfordshire

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TVAS Reading: Excavations at Caversham Quarry, Sonning Eye, Oxfordshire During archaeological work, carried out before the area is quarried, a significant Roman landscape was uncovered. This excavation has revealed multiple graves, a building, and two wells. The first of these is well [345] with a simple wooden stake and stonework construction. The second of the…

TVAS North Midlands: Site Update- Windmill cottage, Chellaston, Derbyshire

Above: The windmill from the front.

TVAS North Midlands: Site Update- Windmill cottage, Chellaston, Derbyshire TVAS North Midlands has been excavating the remains of an 18th century windmill in Chellaston. While the initial investigation was an evaluation the walls of the windmill were uncovered and the excavations extended. The excavations revealed at least 1m of the walls remaining and also showed…

TVAS South West: Excavations at Cam in Gloucestershire

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TVAS South West: Excavations at Cam in Gloucestershire During recent excavations at Cam a high status Roman villa was uncovered. The villa has the remains of a hypocaust system and wall plaster from a bathhouse.

TVAS East Midlands: Excavations at Witchford, Cambridgshire

Above: The whole site showing the excavated features.

TVAS East Midlands: Excavations at Witchford, Cambridgshire The excavation has revealed a settlement of Middle to Late Iron Age date with sporadic Roman activity afterwards. The settlement remains are indicated by numerous ditches and gullies which represent various property(?) boundaries, animal pens and enclosures. The most notable are curvilinear or ring gullies which demark individual…

Excavations at Barty Farm, Roundwell, Kent

Above: Flint Mesolithic oblique blunted microlith.

Excavations at Barty Farm, Roundwell, Kent The excavations at Barty Farm were preceded by an evaluation that uncovered several worked flints that were in a near perfect state of preservation. The current excavations have targeted the areas that revealed archaeological deposits and a prehistoric landscape has been excavated.

TVAS Reading: Excavations at Down Ampney, Wiltshire

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TVAS Reading: Excavations at Down Ampney, Wiltshire Ongoing quarry works in the Cotswolds have allowed us to excavate large swathes of land and build a picture of the landscape over a significant area. One of the many quarries that we excavate in the Cotswolds is a site at Down Ampney. The site connects with many…

Publications Update: West Sussex Monographs, Occasional Papers and reports.

The excavation of a nearly complete pot from Courtwick Lane.

Publications Update: West Sussex Monographs, Occasional Papers and reports. The most recent group of publications from TVASPress has expanded the amount of published information for the region. TVAS, and TVAS South, have carried out several large scale excavation in the region with many smaller excavations and investigations helping to build a larger picture of the…

TVAS Reading: Project Update: The Street Farm, Tackley Roman Villa

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TVAS Reading: Project Update: The Street Farm, Tackley Roman Villa A large open excavation project has recently been completed on a Roman Villa in Tackley, Oxfordshire in advance of housing construction. At present the project has proven to be one of our most exciting investigations to date. Located in the archaeologically rich area of the…

TVAS Reading: Dryleaze Quarry’s Barrow Cemetery

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TVAS Reading: Dryleaze Quarry’s Barrow Cemetery Dryleaze Farm, located in Gloucestershire, is one of TVAS’ longest running quarry projects. It has regularly produced incredible and well preserved archaeology over the last 8 years of investigation. We are currently nearing completion of phase 11, one of the largest areas of interest. Similar in form to that…

TVAS Reading: Medieval Tile Kilns at Silver Street, Reading

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TVAS Reading: Medieval Tile Kilns at Silver Street, Reading TVAS recently held an open day at our excavations of a mediaval tile production site at Silver Street, Reading. The posters produced for the open day can now be accessed online here.

TVAS Reading: Deviant Saxon Burials at Guildown Avenue, Guildford

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TVAS Reading: Deviant Saxon Burials at Guildown Avenue, Guildford A total of nine burials were recovered on a relatively small parcel of land in Guildown, one the edge of Guildford in Surrey. Three of the graves were found to exhibit elements that were atypical to the burial practices of the area during the 6th century…

TVAS South Update: Roman Road Investigated

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TVAS South Update: Roman Road Investigated Proposed housing development on 1.6ha of land near Uckfield Road in Ringmer, East Sussex, prompted archaeological evaluation as the Desk-Based Assessment had indicated that the site was located in an area of high archaeological potential. In addition, further geophysical surveys of the wider area indicated that that the Roman…

TVAS Geophysical Survey Developments

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TVAS Geophysical Survey Developments TVAS are excited to announce the expansion of our geophysical survey services with the recent addition of a non-magnetic cart. With this new piece of equipment from Bartington Instruments we can now complete larger magnetometer surveys at four times the rate that was previously achievable. The cart mounts two Bartington Grad…

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