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Kingsmead Quarry, Horton

The Horton Crest, designed by Andy Sole and Gareth Chaffey and drawn by Rob Goller

The Horton Crest, designed by Andy Sole and Gareth Chaffey and drawn by Rob Goller

One of the greatest projects I’ve had the privilege of working on over the years was the excavations at Kingsmead Quarry, Horton, undertaken by Wessex Archaeology over a twelve year period from 2003-2015 prior to mineral extraction of sand and gravel on the site.

To commemorate the successful completion of the project, the team have produced The Horton Crest, designed by Andy Sole and Gareth Chaffey and drawn by Rob Goller. Continue reading

When Prehistoric Farming Begins: Kingsmead Quarry, Horton

Archaeological excavations in a quarry

Archaeological excavations in a quarry

Whilst working for Wessex Archaeology, I was privileged to play a minor part in a project which, over the course of numerous seasons of excavation, has proven to be rather exciting. Under the careful management of Gareth Chaffey and Alistair Barclay supported by a broad team of field archaeologists and other specialists, the site at Kingsmead Quarry, Horton (Berks) has given plenty of evidence for life over the last 12,000 years since the last ice age, particularly for Neolithic through to Bronze Age activities. Continue reading