Training Excavation for First Year Honour Mods

Discovering Dorchester-on-Thames

Each summer vacation, first year Arch & Anth students take part in a training excavation at Dorchester-on-Thames. This is a key site in British history and is the only site in the country that has seen towns dating from the late Iron Age (100 BC – AD 43), the Roman, and the Anglo-Saxon periods which have not been obscured by later development. Since 2007 a partnership of the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, Oxford Archaeology, and members of the local community, have been investigating these sites, forming the long-term ‘Discovering Dorchester’ research project.

Highlights of the dig season of summer 2016

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