Oxford – Radcliffe Infirmary Site Excavation and Human Remains Information

In advance of the redevelopment of the Radcliffe Infirmary site, Oxford University commissioned last summer  a team of archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology to excavate the area and assess its historic potential and archaeological importance. The team discovered evidence of human occupation from the Neolithic/Bronze Age periods, Anglo-Saxon period, Medieval period, as well as remains of the original infirmary. The Neolithic/Bronze Age remains consisted of a series of ring ditches that are speculated to be the remains of truncated Bronze Age barrows. The cremated remains of 4 individuals has been found in association with the remains of the ring ditches, though the exact extent of this association remains to be determined. Further information will be posted as and when it becomes available.

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