Welcome to the Urban Archaeology blog. Freelance archaeologist Chiz Harward provides a range of on and offsite services to the archaeological profession, including running and working on excavations, post-excavation services, training and development work, and illustration work. This weblog will carry news of projects as and when they happen as well as wider thoughts on archaeological issues, especially recording, stratigraphy and training.

Evening lectures on the excavations at Horse and Groom Inn, Bourton-on-the-Hill

Over the next few months Chiz Harward will be giving a series of evening lectures on the results of the excavations at Horse and Groom Inn, Bourton-on-the-Hill. The talks will cover the background to the site, the excavation, and the initial findings and thoughts on the site and its importance in understanding the medieval landscape of the north Cotswlds. There will be time for questions and discussion after each talk.

The excavations were carried out in advance of the construction of a car park for the Horse and Groom Inn and revealed significant remains dating from the Iron Age to the Tudor periods. The principal finds included the burial of a young male dating from the Middle Iron Age, Roman activity, and the excavation and recording of the near complete groundplan of a medieval farm.

Talk dates:
19th May 2014              Blockley Heritage Society  

23rd September 2014    Gotherington Area Local History Society 

16th October 2014        Chipping Campden History Society http://www.chippingcampdenhistory.org.uk/