21st October 2019:
Oxford Archaeology will be well represented at the forthcoming Bronze Age Forum in Durham in November, with no fewer than three speakers presenting results from our work
Alex Davies will discuss the Middle Bronze Age landscapes of south Oxfordshire, bringing together findings from a series of recent excavations around Didcot, Wallingford, Grove and Sutton Courtenay. These investigations have revealed significant new evidence for field systems, settlements and burial rites on the gravel terraces of the Thames Valley. Leo Webley will then present new evidence for early and middle Bronze Age settlement and burial in Somerset. This contribution will focus on excavations at Bridgwater Gateway, Aller and Cheddon Fitzpaine, all located around the periphery of the Somerset Levels and Moors, a region that was previously lacking in Bronze Age settlement evidence. Finally, Stuart Ladd will present results from the intriguing site at New Road, Melbourn, where dense middle Bronze Age settlement and post-built enclosures have been found.
The Bronze Age Forum is a major biennial conference that showcases recent research on the Bronze Age across Britain, Ireland and the near-Continent. This year it will be held at Durham University from 8th-10th November. Click here for registration and programme details.