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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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Danebury Iron Age Hill Fort

Danebury Iron Age Hill Fort

| October 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Danebury Iron Age hill fort is located in Hampshire, England, north-west of Winchester. ‘Iron Age’ is the period between the end of the Bronze Age and the start of the Roman period (700BC – AD43). The site, covering approx. 12 acres was purchased by Hampshire County Council in 1958. Danebury Hill, on top of which […]

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Stonehenge Neolithic Houses

Stonehenge Neolithic Houses

| October 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

As part of the visitor centre at Stonehenge, English Heritage commissioned Dorset Archaeologists from Dorset County Council’s Ancient Technology Centre (ATC) in Cranborne, to build authentic Neolithic houses and help discover how people may have lived in the late Stone Age. The work was carried out by over 60 English Heritage volunteers using a range […]

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Salisbury Museum Wessex Gallery

Salisbury Museum Wessex Gallery

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Salisbury Museum’s new Wessex Gallery showcases over 2,500 rare objects which tell the story of early Britain from the ancient Britons and Beaker people through to the Roman invasion and the Norman Conquest. The £2.4 million Wessex Gallery of Archaeology was opened by anthropologist and TV presenter Professor Alice Roberts. The new gallery houses over […]

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The Wessex Centre for History and Archaeology

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Founded in 2004, the Wessex Centre for History and Archaeology (WCHA) encourages and co-ordinates research within the Wessex region (defined as the historic counties of Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire). The WCHA develops the University of Winchester’s longstanding involvement in regional and local archaeology and history and Southampton University’s former Wessex Medieval Centre. The Wessex Centre […]

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