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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Cotswold Archaeology’s Carbon Reduction Plan

Cotswold Archaeology's Carbon Reduction Plan

Cotswold Archaeology commits to its first Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Plan As archaeologists we see first-hand how human behaviour impacts the environment, and the changing consequences over thousands of years. This matters just as much today as it did in the past, so we’ve committed to initiatives that advance environmental, economic, and social sustainability for…
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Anglo-Saxon settlement in Suffolk

Middle Anglo-Saxon settlement in Suffolk

Ceolmund’s Enclosure: Middle Anglo-Saxon settlement on the Shotley Peninsula Our excavations in the village of Chelmondiston, on the Shotley Peninsula in Suffolk, have revealed archaeological finds and features of three main periods – Early Iron Age (5th to 8th centuries BC),  Middle Anglo-Saxon (8th/9th centuries AD) and late medieval (12th to 14th centuries). The site…
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Digging for Britain features A417 excavations

A417 discoveries to feature on Digging for Britain

At the A417 near Cheltenham, in the shadow of Crickley Hill Iron Age hillfort, our team have uncovered an unusual Iron Age ‘banjo enclosure’, a ceremonial Iron Age landscape, and been interviewed and recorded by Professor Alice Roberts for the latest series of Digging for Britain.  You can hear all about the use of this unusual enclosure and…
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Findings from a medieval moated farm in Tewkesbury

Cowfield was an 18th-century brick farmhouse, but it was surrounded by an earlier moat and redevelopment plans following a fire in 2004 gave our team the opportunity to delve into its forgotten past.