A flint arrowhead

22nd January 2013:

A series of significant historical findings have recently been uncovered at Taylor Wimpey’s Great Western Park development in Didcot, as part of Oxford Archaeology’s investigations for the leading housebuilder.

Hundreds of flint ...

A bird's eye view of the investigation area

19th December 2012:

In September and early October, a small team from OA North excavated several trial trenches at various points in Carlisle Cathedral’s historic precinct. The present cathedral church was founded in 1122, originally ...

The brick structure at Whitworth Art Gallery

18th December 2012:

Manchester is renowned for its world-class industrial heritage. It is perhaps less well known that Manchester also boasts the earliest public parks in the world, which were opened in 1846 to provide ...

Bear pit with cages and access corridors

13th December 2012:

A team from OA South returned to Northfleet to re-expose the Bear Pit discovered in October. The Bear Pit was a well known landmark of Rosherville Gardens, a Victorian pleasure garden which ...

Geo-rectified view of Arden Hall

9th October 2012:

Arden Hall, built by philanthropist Benjamin Hargreaves in 1846 and demolished in 1949, lies within Peel Park, a large recreation area ...

The floor supports reused from HMS Namur

5th October 2012:

A site investigated by OA at Chatham’s historic dockyard became national news recently when the ship timbers uncovered during the investigation were discovered to ...

Excavating one of the burials

6th September 2012:

A team from Oxford Archaeology, in partnership with Pre-Construct Archaeology, has so far uncovered some 300 burials dating to the late Saxon and ...

The engine house at Reeds Holme Mill in Rawtenstall

17th August 2012:

OA North’s major survey of Lancashire’s textile mills has just achieved a benchmark stage, and data that will prove invaluable for local authorities ...

The excavation was so wet, a dam had to be built

17th August 2012:

A small excavation took place over three days in August 2012 at the site of the old Library, Yaxley, a small town to ...

View of the excavation at Swavesey Priory

17th August 2012:

During July 2012 OA East carried out a small-scale excavation on some of the earthwork remains of Swavsey Priory, a Scheduled Ancient ...

The Pheasant Wood cemetery at Fromelles

26th July 2012:

A further nine Australian soldiers, whose remains were recovered from OA South’s excavation of mass graves at Pheasant Wood, Fromelles, northern France, were named at the annual Joint Identification ...

At the launch of Jigsaw Cambridgeshire

26th July 2012:

Jigsaw was officially launched on 27th March in Cambridge. The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a joint venture by Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council ...


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