Archaeological Excavations in Wallingford 2008: The Site Diary
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Wallingford is one of the best preserved Anglo-Saxon burhs in England, with earthen ramparts up to 8m high encircling the historic core of the town. This was a rare opportunity to look beneath the surface of some of the open spaces inside and outside the urban defences. Working together with Wallingford Museum, the Northmoor Trust and The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society TWHAS, we spent three weeks in the town digging the three trenches. This excavation diary was set up to report on the investigations and results as they happened. It was updated every day, with news of archaeological discoveries and pictures of finds and unfolding evidence.
Locations of trenches marked on aerial photo of Wallingford (north is to the right).
Click on a link below to find out why the trenches were placed where they were:
TRENCH 1 (Castle Meadows) Background
TRENCH 2 (The Bullcroft) Backgound
TRENCH 3 (The Kinecroft) Backgound
Or click on one of these links to find out what archaeologists discovered in the trenches:
TRENCH 1 (Castle Meadows) - Diary Entries
TRENCH 2 (The Bullcroft) - Diary Entries
TRENCH 3 (the Kinecroft) - Diary Entries
Earthwork Survey by Michael Fradley
The Finds Diary by Simon Foote
Garden Archaeology by Andrew Hyam