27th June 2013:
Archaeologists from OA South have begun excavating the site of Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, which is being redeveloped to create a new building for the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.
The excavation is in its early stages, but already prehistoric and Saxon evidence has been uncovered, as well as burials belonging to the 18th-19th century cemetery associated with the Infirmary. The burials will be carefully and sensitively lifted, recorded and analysed before being reburied in consecrated ground nearby. It is hoped that the remains will reveal significant information on the population, health, and medical practices of 18th and 19th century Oxford.
Further information is available on the Blavatnik School’s website. Click here to find out more.