Thames Valley Archaeological Services

35 years of experience and over 4,000 projects ranging from watching briefs, geophysical surveys, evaluations and desk-based assessments to substantial area excavations. TVAS has offices in Reading, Brighton, Taunton, Stoke-on-Trent and Wellingborough.

A Beaker Pit, an Iron Age and Late Roman Occupation at Laurels Road, Offenham, Worcestershire

Format: Paperback
Pages: 71
ISBN: 9781911228707
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Monograph Series
Description:
Archaeological excavation of a 0.64ha area in advance of development of a larger field produced evidence of use of this landscape from the late Neolithic/early Bronze Age (Beaker period), middle to late Iron Age and middle to late Roman, besides later ridge and furrow. The Beaker period was represented only by a single pit containing the period’s distinctive pottery, with no evidence of the burial that often accompanies such deposits.
A Late Iron Age to Late Roman Settlement at Draycott Lane, Blockley, Gloucestershire Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 121
ISBN: 9781911228738
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Monograph Series
Description:
Archaeological excavation revealed a latest Iron Age to Roman settlement typical of the Cotswold Hills for this period. The fieldwork revealed a complex settlement comprising numerous ditched (and hedged) pens, paddocks and enclosures which had been re-ordered on numerous occasions. The settlement was not enclosed per se but was aligned on a nearby ditched trackway.
An Early Iron Age Roundhouse, Late Roman Villa and Roman Landscape at Millfields, Cam, Gloucestershire Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9781911228752
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Monograph Series
Description:
Fieldwork revealed details of a wide landscape of Roman fields and enclosures laid out around the junction of two droveways and probably spanning the entire Roman period. An early Iron Age roundhouse radiocarbon dated to 653-542 cal BC had previously occupied the same area that was to be close to the heart of the Roman enclosures. However, the chief interest of the site lies in the late Roman period (later 3rd to 4th century) when a rectangular villa was constructed on the terrace edge overlooking the river Cam.

An Extensive Middle to Late Bronze Age Landscape, Saxon Settlement, and Medieval Features at Horton Brook Quarry, Colnbrook, Berkshire

Format: Paperback
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781911228653
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Monograph Series
Description:
Archaeological fieldwork in advance of mineral extraction spanning ten phases over 13 years at Horton Brook Quarry in Berkshire, revealed an extensive enclosed and organized landscape of Middle and Middle/Late Bronze Age fields, with broadly contemporary settlement clusters, whose chronology is supported by multiple radiocarbon dates. A waterlogged Bronze Age well had a preserved wattlework retaining structure and featured the ritual deposit of a human skull. This intensively managed landscape appears to have gone out of use with the digging of a late Bronze Age long boundary ditch which cut across the site, and perhaps heralded a period of less formal land use.

Bronze Age Funerary Monuments and Late Roman Enclosures at Downton Manor Farm, Milford on Sea, Hampshire

Format: Paperback
Pages: 51
ISBN: 9781911228660
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Occasional Paper Series
Description:
Archaeological excavation in advance of quarrying revealed features ranging in date from Bronze Age to modern. The most significant results are three round barrows with an associated cremation cemetery, firmly dated to the 15th to 13th centuries BC, with a substantial pottery assemblage and a radiocarbon chronology. Other finds, however, were very few.

Bronze Age Ring Ditches and Two Iron Age to Roman Settlement Complexes withing their Landscape at Hurn Court Farm, Parley Lane, Hurn, Bournemouth, Dorset

Format: Paperback
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9781911228677
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Monograph Series
Description:
Fieldwork in advance of mineral extraction revealed a range of settlement and burial deposits of Neolithic, Earlier Bronze Age, Middle Iron Age and Roman dates. A few Mesolithic flints were also found. The distinctive deposits of Bronze Age date were four ring ditches.

Iron Age Settlement and A Roman Villa at Bowdens Lane Quarry, Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset

Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781911228684
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Monograph Series
Description:
Excavations in advance of mineral extraction revealed extensive archaeological remains spanning the early Bronze Age to the late Roman periods, with a few later features. The chief periods of activity were the later Bronze Age to early Iron Age, the middle Iron Age and early through to later Roman times. An extensive spread of deposits has been interpreted as a midden, rich in Later Bronze Age to early Iron Age pottery, which is a well-recognized 'feature' type for the period, albeit still rarely found, as preservation especially over such a wide area as here must be assumed to be rare.

Late Saxon, Medieval and Early Post-Medieval Occupation at 11-16 St Martin's Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Format: Paperback
Pages: 109
ISBN: 9781911228691
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Occasional Paper Series
Description:
This volume presents the results from archaeological investigations carried out betwen 2017 and 2020 in advance of development on two adjacent sites in the centre of Wallingford which revealed a sequence of deposits indicating almost continuous occupation from late Saxon times until the present. At 11-12 St Martin’s Street, a mitigation strategy was drawn up to preserve in situ the majority of archaeological deposits by foundation design, and only small areas requiring deeper groundworks were excavated. At 13–16 St Martin’s Street, more of the site had to be excavated.
Later Bronze Age To Middle Iron Age Occupation and Iron Production, Late Iron Age to Early Roman Enclosures and Cremations and Medieval Occupation at Hartshill Copse, Thatcham, West Berkshire Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9781911228462
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Monograph Series
Description:
Excavations in advance of gravel extraction on a 10ha site revealed a landscape occupied from the Later Bronze Age to the early Roman period, with later use in the Medieval period. The site published here complements a significant excavation to the south which had produced evidence for the earliest iron working in Britain. The results help to set the south site into its local landscape context, and also cover a longer timespan.
Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age Settlement at New Road, Greenham, West Berkshire Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 115
ISBN: 9781911228714
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Monograph Series
Description:
The excavation revealed an extensive spread of archaeological deposits, the limits of which were not reached. The majority of the features are of Earlier to Middle Iron Age date with a few deposits assigned to the Early Bronze Age, Middle Bronze Age, Roman and Medieval periods. Despite the proximity of the site next to the village of Greenham recorded in the Domesday Book, no Anglo-Saxon deposits were recorded and Medieval activity was restricted to a number of field boundaries.

Neolithic Pits, A Bronze Age Ring Ditch and Late Bronze Age Occupation at Honingham, Norfolk

Format: Paperback
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781911228646
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2024
Series: TVAS Occasional Paper Series
Description:
Archaeological excavations on two adjacent sites in Honingham are reported in this volume. A series of pits containing deliberately placed deposits seems to span the Middle to Late Neolithic, with both Peterborough ware and Grooved ware strongly represented, indicating an early and persistent ritual significance for the location. This was emphasized when a round barrow was constructed in the early Bronze Age (although there was no evidence of an accompanying burial).