SOAG has actively been engaged in fieldwork for many years from the excavation of paleolithic flints
by the Thames to recording Cold War architecture. Projects can involve anything from simple excavation
with a trowel to fieldwalking and landscape surveys using the latest geophysical techniques.
Our projects welcome both those who are new to archaeology and those with many years experience.
Projects active in 2014-15
See our dig guide and other villa pages for more details.
If you would like to take part or need any more information please contact: email@example.com.
|project website. Fieldwork dates are advertised in the SOAG calendar, and to participate email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
This woodland site has been subjected to extensive damage by
metal detectorists since the 1970s and possibly earlier by
antiquarian diggings in earlier decades. . It was partially
investigated on a separate part of the site by HAHG (Henley
Archaeological and Historical Group) during the 1970s and 1980s
when a supposed windmill mound was probed. It has been known
about as a Roman site but never investigated. In 2014 extensive
initial clearance work by SOAG members was followed by partial
in-house geophysical survey work supported by Reading University
and separate GPR scanning. These surveys were not conclusive due
to exceptional conditions. Exploratory test pitting in 2015
indicated extensive damage to the terrain and potential
structures covering an area of some 1500 sq m. The site
resembled a First World War battlefield. An earlier Iron Age
origin for a religious site is indicated and being pursued. In
2016 excavation work commenced in March and will run until mid
July. We work in association with the Phillimore Estate’s gaming
interests. Sitework runs for a four day bi-weekly session
(See the SOAG Calendar)
To participate email: email@example.com
In the 1980s SOAG’s founder, Cynthia Graham Kerr, researched
the buildings and landscape of Exlade Street, near Woodcote.
The Oxfordshire Woodland Group are now taking up where
Cynthia left off, leading a new multipart project, which
includes: searching for lost buildings; understanding how local
timber buildings were constructed; and studying how the local
woodlands were exploited for these purposes, in particular how
extant sawpits were used to convert timbers. There is an
immediate need for documentary researchers and diggers. Contact:
Projects that are suspended or recently completed
|Ewelme Hundred VCH project page for more information.|
for more of the history and details of the survey.
|project page for more details.|
See our Ancient Mound project pages.
See our BBCHAP project pages for more information
See our Bix Gibwyn project pages for more information..