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Saturday, 17 January 2009

Weymouth Relief Road archaeological investigations

Between October 2008 and December 2008, Oxford Archaeology carried out excavations on the Ridgeway to investigate, and fully record, any archaeology which will be affected by the Weymouth Relief Road.

By starting the dig early, Dorset County Council ensured that Oxford Archaeology had the time it needed to do a thorough investigation.

This was the largest excavation of the Ridgeway for many years, with a 5.1 hectare area being stripped on Ridgeway Hill. The area is well known as a focus for prehistoric ritual activity.

The work on the Ridgeway site have been completed and a phase of detailed analysis of the records and finds is being carried out by Oxford Archaeology.



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