'Given to the Ground': A Viking-age mass grave on Ridgeway Hill, Weymouth (2014)

This monograph describes the recovery and analysis of 50 skeletons identified by isotope and osteological analyses and radiocarbon dating as a group of executed Vikings

Shadows in the Sand: Excavation on a Viking-age cemetery at Cumwhitton (2014)

The monograph presents the results of the analysis of a closely linked group of Viking burials, probably of a single family and seemingly of not more than two generations, and provides a glimpse of their cultural origins, beliefs, and status within the volatile political landscape of tenth-century Cumbria.


Winchester: A city in the making. Archaeological excavations between 2002 and 2007 on the sites of Northgate House, Staple Gardens and the former Winchester Library, Jewry Street (2011)

This volume presents the results of two of the largest archaeological excavations to have been conducted in the city. Redevelopment at Northgate House and the Winchester Lending Library provided a rare opportunity for archaeological investigation of a significant multi-period site within the historic core of the city.

Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley: CTRL Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent: The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon, and Medieval Landscapes (2011)

The results of excavations by Oxford Wessex Archaeology in North-west Kent ahead of construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1) are described in four volumes. Among the extraordinary remains uncovered were were sunken-featured buildings belonging to possibly three separate Saxon settlements and two cemeteries and the waterlogged remains of a Saxon watermill.

Farmers and Ironsmiths: Prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon Settlement beside Brandon Road, Thetford, Norfolk (2010)

Important evidence for occupation spanning the late 1st century (Early Roman) to the 9th century (Middle Saxon) was found by CAM ARC (now Oxford Archaeology East) in 2002. The site evidently formed part of a Middle Saxon settlement such as a large village, engaged in craft activities and perhaps providing a local market. Its eventual abandonment was probably a result of the defeat of King Edmund at Thetford in 869 and subsequent settlement changes under Danish occupancy.

Neolithic to Saxon social and environmental change at Mount Farm, Berinsfield, Dorchester-on-Thames (2008)

Excavations at Mount Farm revealed a long sequence of activity running from the early Neolithic to the early Saxon period. This innovative report approaches the site from a thematic perspective which highlights social, economic and environmental change over the long period during which the site was occupied.

Saved from the Grave: Neolithic to Saxon discoveries at Spring Road Municipal cemetery, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (2008)

Excavations at Spring Road Municipal Cemetery, Abingdon, revealed activity extending from the Mesolithic to the Saxon period. Anglo-Saxon sunken-featured buildings were among the most interesting of the later finds.


Death and Taxes: The Archaeology of a Middle Saxon Estate Centre at Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire (2007)

Between 1993 and 2003, Oxford Archaeology undertook a major programme of survey and excavation on the outskirts of the town. This volume deals with the Anglo-Saxon and medieval remains, and concentrates on a large 8th-century complex of enclosures and buildings, along with other structures including a large malting oven.

Thames Through Time: The archaeology of the gravel terraces of the Upper and Middle Thames. The early historical period: AD 1-1000 (2007)

This volume provides a detailed overview of the late Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods in the Upper and Middle Thames Valley, from the source of the river in Gloucestershire to the start of the tidal zone at Teddington Lock.

Excavation at Radley Barrow Hills, Radley, Oxfordshire (2007)

Excavation between 1983-5 at Barrow Hills recorded an early Anglo-Saxon settlement, which was composed of post-built structures, sunken-featured buildings, two inhumations, pits, debris dumped into the prehistoric barrow ditches and various other features.

Yarnton: Saxon and medieval settlement and landscape (2004)

From 1989 to 1998, Oxford Archaeology investigated an extensive landscape between Yarnton and Cassington, Oxfordshire. Remains dating from the Neolithic to the post-medieval period were examined, revealing a remarkable story of changing settlement and landscape over five millennia. This volume describes the Saxon to post-medieval discoveries.

Oxford before the University: The late Saxon and Norman archaeology of the Thames Crossing, the defences and the town (2003)

The name of the city of Oxford is virtually synonymous with that of Oxford University. At the time of its emergence in the historical record, however, the university had taken root in what was already a thriving medieval town. The broad, shallow floodplain of the river Thames had encouraged the development of a major river crossing at Oxford, and this crossing provided both a focus for a permanent settlement, and the name of Oxford by which the settlement came to be known.

Aelfric's Abbey: Excavations at Eynsham Abbey, Oxfordshire, 1989-92 (2003)

The minster church at Eynsham, Oxfordshire, was founded in the 7th or 8th century and refounded in 1005 as a Benedictine abbey. The excavations by Oxford Archaeology revealed substantial remains of the abbey, tracing its history from its foundation until the Dissolution in 1538-9.

Excavations at Melford Meadows, Brettenham, 1994: Romano-British and Early Saxon Occupations (2002)

The report of a Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon site just outside Thetford. Evidence from the Saxon occupation comprised buildings, pits and domestic artefacts dating from the 5th to late 6th/7th century.

The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Worthy Park, Kingsworthy, near Winchester, Hampshire (2003)

The cemetery was excavated in 1961-2 by the distinguished Anglo-Saxon scholar Sonia Chadwick Hawkes, but Mrs Hawkes' report remained unpublished at the time of her death in 1999. In this volume, the editors draw together all the chapters and drawings left substantially complete by Mrs Hawkes, including detailed catalogue of burials, a report on the human bone, and a small number of specialist reports.

Gathering the people, settling the land. The archaeology of a middle Thames landscape: Anglo-Saxon to post-medieval (2002)

Why did people gather at the site of a long abandoned Roman farmstead not far from the river Thames sometime around the year AD 760; what was their purpose and where did they come from? The middle Thames valley in the Saxon and early medieval period defies easy explanation. While archaeological discoveries and historical research have illuminated our understanding of the upper Thames to the west and London and the estuary to the east, the nature of settlement between has remained elusive and obscure.


The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Butler's Field, Lechlade, Gloucestershire. Volume 1: Prehistoric and Roman activity and Anglo-Saxon grave catalogue (1998)

The Anglo-Saxon cemetery comprised a maximum of 219 individuals in 199 graves and 29 cremation deposits. In addition these were three probable charnel deposits and an empty grave. The cemetery is probably the wealthiest ever excavated in the upper Thames Valley. The assemblage comprised literally thousands of objects, some of which were rare or indeed unique within England. The associated grave goods suggest that the cemetery was in use from the mid or late 5th century until the late 7th century.


The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Butler's Field, Lechlade, Gloucestershire. Volume 2: The Anglo-Saxon grave goods specialist reports, phasing and discussion (2011)

This volume is the second to be published on the excavations undertaken by the Oxford Archaeological Unit at Butler's Field, Lechlade in 1985. It is designed to complement volume 1 and presents the specialist reports on the Anglo-Saxon artefacts and related environmental material, the technical analyses and an overall discussion of the cemetery.

The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Edix Hill (Barrington A), Cambridgeshire: excavations 1989-1991 and a summary catalogue of material from 19th century interventions (1998)

Describes the results of excavations at a cemetery used during the 6th and 7th centuries.


Two Oxfordshire Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries: Berinsfield and Didcot (1995)

This volume presents a report and analysis of the graves, artefacts and skeletal remains at these two sites.