Recent large-scale developments around Wallingford, and development in the town itself, have led to many important archaeological investigations in this area.
Abundant new evidence, including Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman remains, has been found, and the scale of the work is revealing the long-term evolution of the landscape as a whole. Within Wallingford itself, a programme of test-pitting is also yielding new insights into the character and history of the Saxon and medieval town.
This day school will provide an overview of these latest results. Through a combination of talks on some of the most important recent excavations, and ones which present a wider synthesis of particular topics, we will explore how all this new information from archaeology is greatly expanding our understanding of Oxfordshire’s past.
This is the third in a series of day schools, looking at recent archaeological advances in different parts of Oxfordshire. Previous events have looked at the Didcot and Wantage areas.