Archaeological Investigations Conclude


Local residents inside the Bronze Age enclosure with an archaeologist from the South West Heritage Trust

Excavations at Shurton, near Hinkley Point, have revealed an impressive Bronze Age enclosure which has now been fully excavated.  Its exact purpose is uncertain, but its shape and size suggests that it may have had a ceremonial function as a meeting place.  There is only one entrance and evidence from cow and deer bones suggests that feasting was going on.

As part of the Hinkley Point Archaeology Outreach project, local residents were invited to join specialists from Cotswold Archaeology and the South West Heritage Trust to view the excavation site and some of the finds. Photographs by Cotswold Archaeology.



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