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Category Archive: Archaeology

May 02

Ogbourne Archaeological Dig 2017

Archaeological Dig 2017

Ogbourne St Andrew History Group



Cranfield University Forensic Institute (Shrivenham) are returning this year to try to extend our knowledge of the extent, nature and above all date of the buried complex in the field to the west of the church.  This year the area of interest will be the …

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Mar 06

Rectory Wood Metal Detecting Survey

Sunday saw a group of us meet with Rectory Wood with Neil Stevens and some of his colleagues, to do a metal detecting survey of the wood, with the aim of finding what traces of the 101st Airborne occupation of the area remain.

We only have time to survey about half the area, and …

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Nov 30

The Mystery Object



The announcement from the British Museum on Monday afternoon of the latest finds to be reported through the Portable Antiquities Scheme means that many  of our members can now talk about everything we saw one morning back in 2015.

Some 46 members of ACHG travelled to the British Museum at the end on …

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Jun 26

Marden Henge Excavations & Roman Swindon

Wiltshire Museums are running tours of the Marden Henge excavations that are in progress, please see their web page.

This will be running from 7 to 24th July, but you do need to book.


Wiltshire Council Archaeology Service/Swindon Museum are running a tour of the Roman complex at Groundwell …

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Jun 01

Archaeology News – June

Wessex Archaeology blog about and Anglo-Saxon cemetry at Collingbourne Ducis

Not local, but we can’t not mention the new Roman writing tablets: BBC, MOLA

May 27

Digging At Ogbourne St Andrew

Has a wonderful day on Thursday digging with Ogbourne St Andrew History Group, who with the help of a team from Cranfield University led by Karl Harrison are investigating a medieval site. They welcome volunteers even if they have never dug before.


We were very lucky with the weather , and the …

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Apr 28

Archaeology News 28 April

Gazette & Herald article about soldiers visiting a dig at Tidworth, and Wessex Archaeology coverage of the same.

Apr 26

Ogbourne St Andrew: 2016 Dig

Ogbourne St Andrew History Group are running a dig again this year, see here for details

Apr 22

Archaeology News 22 April

See here for news of a Anglo-Saxon cemetery and other prehistoric finds at Bulford. And further coverage at Heritage Daily.

Stonehenge may be have been a cemetry, see the Daily Mail

Apr 21

Roman Mosaic Found in Wiltshire

See the BBC new item here for new of a Roman villa found under a garden in Wiltshire. There is more detail here.