Hartshill, Berkshire

  • Cotswold Archaeology
  • 2009-03-17
  • Between January and April 2003 Cotswold Archaeology (CA) carried out an archaeological excavation funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) at Hartshill Copse, Upper Bucklebury, West Berkshire (centred on NGR: SU 5310 6850). The excavation followed previous excavations conducted in 2002 prior to gravel extraction elsewhere within the gravel quarry which were carried out as a result of the findings of an archaeological evaluation undertaken in 1986. The excavation identified evidence for late Bronze Age (c. 10th century BC) and Early Iron Age (c. 5th century BC) settlement, including a large ditched enclosure, three post alignments, three roundhouses and a single urned cremation, as well as numerous other postholes and pits. In addition a number of features have been dated to the Roman and post-medieval periods. The Late Bronze Age contexts have yeilded substantial amounts of iron working residue - evidence of the earliest ironworking yet known in Britain.
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