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Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury)



South Cadbury Environs Project

Website reporting on ongoing archaeological work around the hillfort of Cadbury Castle, Somerset. The project is multiperiod, reporting on excavations, geophysics and ploughzone sampling with results ranging from the Early Neolithic, through the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romano-British, to the Medieval periods.

The site also provides information about volunteer and student opportunities with the project, whicxh is run through the Department of Archaeology at the University of Bristol.
For more information contact: Richard Tabor at

11 December 2002
Posted by Tabor
11th December 2002ce
Edited 14th February 2003ce

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For the latest info on project results and volunteering opportunities please visit uk.

In the meantime 'Cadbury Castle: The Hillfort and its Landscapes', appeared from The History Press on September 2008. It deals with the results of archaeological work around the hillfort from 1992 to 2007, integrating it with the data from Leslie Alcock's famous excavations (1966-70). Exciting new discoveries include the first bronze Age shield found during an excavation in north west Europe and the most intact Bronze Age metalworking area in Britain.

There are also important discussions of Iron Age pits and the special deposits in them, and of the Roman military assault at the time of the Claudian invasion of 43/44AD.
Posted by Richard Tabor
14th June 2008ce
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