Tag: Iron Age

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Cocks Farm Roman Villa

  This is an annual excavation which is now centred on the field adjacent to the Roman villa site. A magnetometry survey by members of the Roman Studies Group showed evidence for Roman field ditches, a lime kiln and many other anomalies. Excavation has revealed extensive late Iron Age and Roman activity on the site […]

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Sheriffside

The 10th season of an ongoing project into East Lothian hillforts,  this season focuses on Sheriffside. Destroyed in antiquity and appearing on no maps, Sheriffside was only rediscovered in 1981. Aerial photography picked up the parch marks of a large double ditched enclosure lying under pasture land and measuring over 150m in diameter. Initial trial […]

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Battle Hill Prehistoric Landscape Project

Battle Hill, Huntly named after a daring raid in 1307 during the Scottish Wars of Independence contains a variety of unmapped prehistoric settlement including Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age lithic scatters, a potential Celtic hillfort and 3000 year old upstanding settlement as well as medieval and 19th century agriculture. Hillforts are elite Iron Age settlement […]

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Discovering Dorchester 2017 Fieldschools

2017 will see the Discovering Dorchester team return to the Dorchester on Thames allotments trench to continue down through the archaeology of the Roman ‘small town.’ Dorchester is a key site in English, and indeed British, history, being one of few sites in the country where settlements dating from the late Iron Age (100 BC […]

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The Durotriges Big Dig

The Durotriges Project has, since 2009, been investigating the nature of prehistoric to Roman activity across Dorset. To date, three Late Iron Age settlements (including ‘Duropolis’), a number of prehistoric and Roman cemeteries, a Roman villa and six sub Roman farming communities have been excavated. In 2017 work will focus on new areas revealed by […]

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Down by the riverside: exploring Iron Age rituals in the Fens

For more than 20 years, Cambridge Archaeological Unit has been excavating fields lining either side of the Great Ouse, at Barleycroft Farm and Over, in the Cambridgeshire Fens. This cluster of ancient mid-river islands and ridges turns out to house surprising secrets: they seem to have been the focus of some intriguing Iron Age mortuary […]

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Current Archaeology 325

This month CA turns 50 and we are taking the opportunity to celebrate. Alongside the usual array of fascinating archaeological discoveries, we have sprinkled a selection of offerings with an anniversary theme. Our special wraparound cover pays homage to the very first issue, giving a modern and CA 1-style treatment to the excavations at the […]

Piddington, Northamptonshire: Late Iron Age settlement & Romano-British villa complex

38th season of excavation at the Late Iron Age settlement and Romano-British villa complex at Piddington, Northamptonshire, by the Upper Nene Archaeological Society (UNAS), directed by directed by Roy & Diana Friendship-Taylor. Food and accommodation options available (including campsite at site, with basic facilities); variable fees. Preference given to applicants coming for 2 weeks or […]

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Poulton Research Project

The Poulton Project is a multi-period rural excavation 5 miles south of Chester, which has produced extensive evidence for 10,000 years of human activity. The site was discovered during the search for a lost Cistercian Abbey, when excavation unexpectedly revealed the foundations of a medieval Chapel and associated graveyard, with an estimated 2000 burials. Continual […]

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Moredun Top 2017

Moredun Top dig is back for the third and final year excavating the complex Iron Age hillfort. The dig runs from Tuesday 25 April – Saturday 20 May. Findings from the last two digs include a possible dun or broch, parts of shale bracelets, quern stones, a pivot stone, gaming pieces, stone lamps, beads, and […]

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