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Gloucestershire  Archaeology

 If you are interested in the archaeology or local history of Gloucestershire, join us, at Gloucestershire Archaeology (GlosArch), and help to discover the past. Whatever your experience you can participate in excavations, fieldwalking, geophysical surveying, document research and historic building recording. There are lectures and site visits to attend and help and advice given on finds processing and pottery, coin and artefact identification and recording.

Fieldwork Coordination

There  appears to be a demand for more group fieldwork opportunities. In response Tony Roberts has been appointed Committee Fieldwork Coordinator and will work closely with Ann Maxwell, the existing coordinator.


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This recent acquisition by the website  comprises a research folder compiled by N Spry  for The Gloucester Civic Trust

Glevensis  Update

All published editions of our yearly journal, up to year 2013, are now available for viewing online.

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An updated version of Guidance Notes for contributors is also available.

Latest Newsletter and Winter Lecture Programme now available for viewing.


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Archaeology Collections Review and Audit for Museum in the Park, Stroud

Have you ever wondered what the Museum in the Park in Stroud has in its archaeological collections? Well you are not the only one. As part of a move to rationalise its collections the Museum has been awarded a grant from Historic England to assess exactly what it holds by way of finds from archaeological digs and more casual discoveries in the district.

The names Ivy Lodge Barrow, Lilyhorne Roman Villa and Kings Stanley Moated Manor may not be widely known archaeological excavations, but Stroud Museum holds these collections, and many more. These are finds and records that are not on display and will not have been seen by most local archaeologists, let alone the public.

Cotswold Archaeology is teaming up with Stroud Museum Service to complete a scoping of what it will take to bring these archived collections and records up to modern standards. The first stage is to make a reliable record of what there is, and we are looking for volunteers interested in helping out.

We shall be starting on Wednesday 25th January and the work will run for approximately 10 days until 6th February (weekdays only, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm). The store is located in Centre for Art and Science on Lansdown (opposite the public library) and we will reimburse travel expenses.

If you are interested please contact either Hazel.O'Neill@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or Jess Cook at jessica.cook@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk

Next Lecture - 16th January - Cheltenham

Dr. Tom Moore: Examining the birth of a capital: new research at the Iron Age ‘oppidium of Bagendon, Gloucestershire

Many know Bagendon as the Late Iron Age capital of the Dobunni, but what do really know of the purpose of this centre? New research and excavations provide tantalising evidence of how this site emerged and its role in the Late Iron Age. Focusing on the results of a long term field project undertaken at the complex (which has included large-scale geophysics and the excavation of two Mid-Late Iron Age enclosures and a small Roman villa) this talk will examine the development and role of the Bagendon ‘oppidum’. This work will be used to reassess the nature of the Late Iron Age in the southern Cotswolds and how this centre continued to be a focus of power in the Roman province.