Anglo-Saxon remains discovered at Malmesbury’s Old Bell Hotel

Anglo-Saxon remains under excavation

Burials dating back more than 1,000 years have been unearthed by our team, while working in the garden of The Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. These Anglo-Saxon remains, which include 24 skeletons as well as material relating to a number of other individuals, date to between 670 and 940 AD, possibly providing significant physical…
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Street food – cooking in the medieval period at Wangford quarry

panoramic photo of Wangford excavations

A long term excavation at Wangford quarry in Suffolk, which has revealed a medieval kitchen, was bounded on two sides by ancient medieval routes – Green Lane ran across the north edge of the site and Mardle Road along its eastern edge. Green Lane is now little more than a rough track but in the…
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From Suffolk to Normandy: East Anglia’s role in D-Day preparations

WWII helmet

To mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we’re looking a little more closely at what this small section of the Suffolk coast reveals about the role East Anglia played in WW2.

Dead end – prehistoric burials at Wangford quarry

Middle Bronze Age cremation urn under excavation

Wangford quarry is located near the Suffolk coast, several miles inland from the resort of Southwold. The quarry occupies a south-facing gravel terrace, overlooking the River Wang and has been a focus for prehistoric archaeology since the Early Neolithic period. Nine Beaker flat grave burials (dating between 2250 and 2100 BC) and a Middle Bronze…
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Wangford quarry – a 6,000 year Suffolk story

Excavations over an eleven year period at Wangford quarry near Southwold on the Suffolk coast revealed archaeological remains from the Early Neolithic period to the present.

Gloucester’s medieval castle comes to light at Quayside House

Cotswold Archaeology’s watching brief on development works next to the newly finished Quayside Community Diagnostic Centre, in the south-west of Gloucester city centre, has revealed significant archaeological remains relating to the medieval castle and later land use. The watching brief related to groundworks enabling the installation of mobile MRI and CT scanning units, owned by…
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A417 Missing Link unveils Gloucestershire’s hidden treasures

A curated selection of the finds from the A417, along with 3D models and photographs, will be showcased at a FREE event on May 11th. Members of the public are invited to attend and explore these captivating discoveries firsthand.

CA Suffolk’s Top 5 Finds in 5 Years…

Duck brooch

Celebrating the best artefacts our Suffolk team have discovered in our half-decade together… The Suffolk office have uncovered some remarkable archaeological artefacts over the last 5 years. Thanks to the wonders of our Virtual Museum, we can now explore some of these from the comfort of our very own homes. Here are the Top 5…
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Walton, Felixstowe: We need to talk about Pits…

Excavation of Beaker pit

The Suffolk branch of our site team completed a large (three-hectare) excavation at Walton, near the coastal town of Felixstowe in Suffolk in early 2022. The project is now in the post-excavation stage and the site has got us thinking about pits… Prehistoric pits! Within East Anglia this largely means Early Neolithic, Beaker, Late Bronze Age…
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Celebrating 5 Years of Archaeological Discovery: Medieval Burwell

This month marks a significant milestone for Cotswold Archaeology’s Suffolk office as we celebrate five years of CA at Suffolk. To honour this occasion, we’re taking a reflective journey back to some of our most memorable projects, led by our team at the Needham Market office, starting with our excavations at Burwell… In the summer…
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Leaping into the Easter spirit… 🐇

Roman hare brooch returns from conservation… This little Roman hare brooch from one of our Oxfordshire sites has leapt to our attention this Easter, having recently returned from the conservators. Hares have historically been used to symbolise fertility, spring and renewal, likely due to their excited behaviour throughout their breeding season which led to the…
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Discoveries along the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project

Roman copper alloy brooch

As one half of the Oxford Cotswold Archaeology (OCA) Team, we’re up in Cumbria with Oxford Archaeology uncovering Cumbrian history dating back 6,000 years! The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project covers a routeway that’s been in use for nearly 10,000 years, so we’re excited but not surprised by our latest findings. We’re only halfway through the…
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