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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…

TVAS’ response to recent CIFA actions

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TVAS’ response to recent CIFA actions It is with some disappointment that we find ourselves in the limelight for the wrong reasons but feel obliged to respond to the comments about our CIFA RO status rather than discuss the record of our achievements in archaeology, of which we are proud. The CIFA have seen fit…

TVAS Reading: Eysey Manor Quarry – Remains of a post-medieval farmhouse found at the Gloucestershire quarry site

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TVAS Reading: Eysey Manor Quarry – Remains of a post-medieval farmhouse found at the Gloucestershire quarry site Archaeologists from Thames Valley Archaeological Services have excavated the remains of a farmhouse at Eysey Manor in Gloucestershire. Historic maps date the main farmhouse and associated outbuildings and yards date to at least the 1880s, with the site…

TVAS Reading: Roman shoes and a giant’s grave at Top Road, Kempsford

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TVAS Reading: Roman shoes and a giant’s grave at Top Road, Kempsford Archaeologists from TVAS have been excavating land along Top Road in Kempsford, Gloucestershire ahead of a housing development. Guided by the findings of evaluation trenches, an open area excavation revealed a significant number of archaeological features and a long history of site use…

TVAS South Update: Roman Road Investigated

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TVAS South Update: Roman Road Investigated Proposed housing development on 1.6 ha of land near Uckfield Road in Ringmer, East Sussex, prompted archaeological evaluation as the DBA 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 the Roman road…

TVAS SouthWest Update: Open Excavation reveals BA Enclosure

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TVAS SouthWest Update: Open Excavation reveals BA Enclosure Extensive excavation at Bath Road in Gloucestershire has identified archaeological activity ranging from the Neolithic to the early Iron Age. Notably, within the wide range of features recorded during the investigation were two cremation burials and further ditches forming a Bronze Age enclosure. Due to limitations of…

Eysey Manor Farm: Open Excavation continues to find evidence of Iron Age Occupation

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Eysey Manor Farm: Open Excavation continues to find evidence of Iron Age Occupation Open excavation at Eysey Manor quarry continues as the project moves into phase 8 of ongoing investigation. Similar to the previous phases, further evidence of Iron Age occupation is exposed, represented by a number of ring ditches, pits and linears. Striking images…

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