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Wessex Archaeology Excavation at Hucclecote

Wessex Archaeology Excavation at Hucclecote

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

An excavation by Wessex Archaeology West in Hucclecote, Gloucester sought to establish whether a site at the Hucclecote Centre, in Chuchdown Lane had some relationship with a known Roman villa to its north. The villa, excavated in the early 20th century, was dated to c. AD 150 but was probably still occupied in the early […]

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Resource Assessment of the Avebury part of the World Heritage Site Published

Resource Assessment of the Avebury part of the World Heritage Site Published

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The three volumes of the Research Framework consist of a Resource Assessment of the Avebury part of the World Heritage Site. Summarising the known archaeological and historical record and the key techniques used in their investigation; a summary of Research Activity in the Stonehenge Landscape, summarising the advances in knowledge in that part of the […]

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Causewayed enclosure discovered near Stonehenge

Causewayed enclosure discovered near Stonehenge

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

A prehistoric complex has been recently discovered near the Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site. Located at Larkhill, Wiltshire, just 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Stonehenge, the newly discovered 200m-diameter (656 foot) “causewayed” enclosure, is said to have been built around 3650BC (5,650 years ago) and is in an area covered by Larkhill Garrison […]

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Bronze Age wheel found at Must Farm

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

A 3,000-year-old complete Bronze Age wheel has been found at Must Farm in Cambridgeshire. The 3ft-diameter (one metre) wooden wheel dates from about 1,100 to 800 BC. Archaeologists described the find – made close one of the roundhouses found at the settlement – as “unprecedented. Historic England, which is jointly funding the £1.1m excavation with […]

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Britains Bronze Age ‘Pompeii’

Britains Bronze Age ‘Pompeii’

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The UK’s best preserved Bronze Age dwellings, including roundhouses have been found at a Cambridgeshire quarry. The archaeological site, with artefacts dating about 1,000-800 BC, at Must Farm quarry near Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, has been described as “unique” by David Gibson, from Cambridge Archaeological Unit, which is leading the excavation. The Cambridge team is about half-way […]

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Origins of Wessex Research

| November 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford is engaged in a research project “The Origins of Wessex” focusing on the kingdom, of the West Saxons. The aim of which is to identify places in the landscape where people would regularly have come together along the Thames and its tributaries during the fifth to […]

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Durrington Walls Neolithic Henge

Durrington Walls Neolithic Henge

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Durrington Walls is a Neolithic Henge near Amesbury, Wiltshire. It is believed to have been built during the late Neolithic period about 2500BC. The construction of the henge was preceded by the building of a substantial avenue, 30m wide, leading from the River Avon and aligned on the midsummer solstice sunset. The flint and gravel […]

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