Directed by Gary Lock and Chris Gosden
The fieldwork for this project took place between the years 1994 and
2000 and formed the training excavation for archaeology students at
Oxford University, both full-time BA Archaeology and Anthropology and
part-time Continuing Education students.
Working at Segsbury Camp, 1997
The work focussed on three hillforts on the Ridgeway in southern Oxfordshire:
The Project Area
Our interest is in the creation and development of these three major
foci of activity through the later prehistoric and Romano-British
periods and how they articulated with the landscapes around them. This
area is rich in archaeological evidence for these periods and we have
attempted to interpret our findings within this wider context of
landscape understanding. For our ideas on how the landscape works in
creating history see:
Gosden, C. and G. Lock 1998 Prehistoric histories, World Archaeology. 30.1, pp2-12.
And for a relational approach to landscape see:
Gosden, C. and G. Lock In press. The aesthetics of landscape on the
Berkshire Downs, in C. Haselgrove and R. Pope (eds) The earlier Iron
Age in Britain and the near continent. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
In 2001 this project transformed into the Vale and Ridgeway Project and
the excavation shifted to Marcham/Frilford in the Vale of the White