During 1981 and 1982 an area of the East ditch was dug. Radiocarbon dates from material from the lower levels of the ditch indicated a date of 2900BC.
Mesolithic remains were also found.
'E T Leeds investigated Neolithic, Bronze Age and Anglo-Saxon sites near the cursus on the second terrace, and the Abingdon Society has excavated a Neolithic henge and bronze age remains to the north of the Cursus.'
from 'Excavations on the Cursus at Drayton, Oxon'
R Ainslie & J Wallis, Oxoniensia LII
Very clear crop marks showing the southern end of the cursus and the later Bronze Age barrow ditches. The photo is taken from the north-west and the crossroads (unnamed metalled road heading south to Milton, and Drayton East Way track) on the left of the picture is at SU487937.