Archaeological Investigations at Hinkley Point

One of the most extensive archaeological investigations ever undertaken in South West England is reaching its conclusion. At the end of April the final phase of Cotswold Archaeology’s archaeological field works at Hinkley Point C will be complete. Cotswold Archaeology, in collaboration with the South West Heritage Trust and Somerset County Council, on behalf of…
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Hinkley Point Archaeology films on YouTube

CA is pleased to present you with a South West Heritage Trust production of our Hinkley Point and Cannington Bypass archaeological excavations. Our work revealed fascinating evidence for past activity stretching back until around 3000 BC. Virtually all periods of the past were represented, including Iron Age and Roman settlements and a fascinating post-Roman cemetery…
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‘Landscapes of Power – The Archaeology and History of Hinkley Point’ Exhibition

An exhibition about the archaeology and history of Hinkley Point opens at The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle on Saturday 17 January. Included in the display will be finds from Cotswold Archaeology’s recent excavations and historic maps which show how the area has more recently developed. Neil Holbrook will be talking about the archaeology of…
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Cannington Park Quarry Cave, Somerset – Re-examination of the human and animal remains

The site Cannington Park Quarry Cave (also known as Boulder Cave or South Quarry Cave) was located in c. 1962 (some notes state 1959) when quarry blasting opened up a chamber. The cave was explored by various individuals, most notably in 1964 by Tony Locke, who recovered a number of bones. These bones were recovered…
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A Landscape of Power. History Runs Deep in the Countryside of West Somerset

In the last few decades those areas that have experienced the most new building have also seen the most archaeological exploration. Sometimes, however, we end up in places that have seen comparatively little previous investigation, and this provides us with a chance to write the first systematic archaeological story of an area. This was just…
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