Clare Castle Community Excavations

Jane with a pottery fragment

The three weeks digging at Clare Castle have flown by and on Friday we backfilled the five trenches we have been digging across the inner bailey. One of our aims were to try to determine the extent of the cemetery whose presence was first identified in 1951 and which is thought to have been associated…
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Clare Castle Community Excavations

Volunteers cleaning one of the walls

We are now a week into the community dig at Clare Castle in Suffolk, which is being carried out by local volunteers under the direction of archaeologists from CA’s Suffolk Office. The work is part of a large Heritage Lottery Grant awarded to the Clare Castle Country Park Trust in 2018 to improve understanding of…
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Boxford Open Day 2019

boxford mosaic overview

Cotswold Archaeology are pleased to have been working with the Boxford History Project on further excavations at the Mud Hole Roman Villa site. Following the discovery in 2017 of the a very rare mosaic featuring scenes from Greek Mythology, the community group raised enough funds to allow another season of excavation, which has just come…
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Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology at Blaise Castle

On Saturday 3rd August, staff from our Cirencester office returned to Blaise Castle Museum to take part in the fifth Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology Day, celebrating the Festival of Archaeology and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Council for British Archaeology in 1944. We think it’s fair to say that this year’s event was…
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Volunteers’ week

Volunteers assisting with the excavation

Its volunteers’ week!!!! The 1st – 7th June is a week dedicated to celebrating the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here at Cotswold Archaeology we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for us to shout out about the wonderful work our amazing volunteers do by looking back at some of…
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Marcus & The Mystery of the Pudding Pans

Markus- the pudding pan

CA is pleased to present you with a fantastic animation produced for The Seaside Museum Herne Bay exhibition ‘The Mystery of the Roman Pudding Pans’. The Kentish mystery, which is now the subject of an ongoing exhibition and animation, concerns the story of the contents of a Roman ship that sank or jettisoned its cargo…
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Archaeology Session at Wickham CoE Primary School

wickham times felix

Supported by Croudace Homes and Winchester City Archaeology, Cotswold Archaeology were keen to engage children with our investigations at Wickham. On the 28th February, Years 3 and 4 from Wickham Church of England Primary School welcomed Project Officers Jeremy and Sam to lead an interactive hands-on workshop about the investigations in Wickham. In preparation for…
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Book Launch Event in Cannington, Somerset

cannington book cover

Cotswold Archaeology has just published the first volume in a planned series about the archaeology of the Hinkley Point C construction project, undertaken on behalf of EDF Energy. The book – Cannington Bypass, Somerset: Excavations in 2014. Middle Bronze Age enclosure at Rodway and Roman villa at Sandy Lane – concerns the results of excavations…
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Ipplepen Open Day

Emily and Zoe dressed up in Roman clothes

Throughout the summer, Exeter University have been excavating a site at Ipplepen, near Newton Abbot in Devon. The site is being investigated by the university as an annual student training and community excavation and is part of the HLF-funded ‘Understanding Landscapes’ project. Jerry, from Cotswold Archaeology’s Exeter office, has been working with the university to…
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Help us uncover the Boxford Mosaic!

Matt Nichol working on the mosaic

Cotswold Archaeology is proud to have been involved with the exciting Boxford History Project investigation between 2012 and 2017. That project culminated with the fantastic discovery of a major Roman mosaic, described by experts as the most important new mosaic find from Britain in the last 50 years. Careful excavation, with our staff supporting a…
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An Early Medieval Experience for CA Volunteers!

three people standing in front of the camera with weapon, woman in the middle holding a shield and an axe looking scary

As part of our busy work experience programme, two students from local schools were treated to a talk from our post-excavation processor, Claire Collier. Claire is a member of Regia Anglorum, an early medieval re-enactment and living history group. The group aims to reenact as accurately as possible the lives of people from a cross-section…
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Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology 2018

archaeologist behind the table showcasing artefacts. A woman and a boy in front of the table asking questions and looking at the finds

On Saturday (28th July) Cotswold Archaeology attended Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology Day held by Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery in the beautiful Blaise Castle Estate. The event focuses on the amazing archaeology to be found in and around the city. Unfortunately, the heat wave came to an abrupt end, forcing us to dismantle wind swept gazebos and head…
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