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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Volunteers’ Day at Cirencester

a group of volunteers posing in front of a CA banner

On 9th March Cotswold Archaeology held a thank-you day for volunteers who work in the Cirencester office. After a busy year of hard toil we thought it was about time that we thanked our brilliant volunteers by treating them to a series of talks from some of our experts. The talks focussed on archaeological projects…
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Cotswold Archaeology Nominated for Two Current Archaeology Awards!

Currwnt Archaeology Awards nominee badges

The 2018 Current Archaeology Awards nominations have been announced, and we are fortunate enough to have been nominated for two awards, both in the Research Project of the Year category! Rome’s Homes On The Range: Revealing the Romano-British Countryside This nomination is for our work as partners with the University of Reading on the Roman…
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Take a virtual tour of the wreck of the London

Overview of the application showing the wreck

For the first time, non-divers can explore the protected historic wreck site of the 350-year-old warship the London – one of England’s most important 17th-century shipwrecks – which lies in two parts in the Thames estuary off Southend Pier. Historic England has commissioned Cotswold Archaeology, in collaboration with ArtasMedia, CyanSub and MSDS Marine, to create…
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