Monday, 9 November 2009

Prehistoric Oxford

Archaeologists uncover prehistoric landscape beneath Oxford
Archaeologists excavating the former Radcliffe Infirmary site in Oxford have uncovered evidence of a prehistoric monumental landscape stretching across the gravel terrace between the Thames and Cherwell rivers.

A team from Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) has been excavating parts of the 3.7 hectare site. The excavation has revealed evidence of three large prehistoric ‘ring ditches’ along with some evidence of possible associated cremation burials and an enigmatic rectangular enclosure, finds from which are currently being subjected to radio carbon dating.


Bo said...

I always knew something was going on up there! It's right underneath where the clap clinic used to be.

Yewtree said...

Aha, <irony> perhaps it was an ancient fertility cult.... </irony>