Finds from gardens, fields and rivers
There have been lots of artifacts found in gardens, fields and rivers. Some of these are set out below. The ones specifically from archaeological digs can be found on the dig pages.
A polished flint axe-head was dredged from the River Ock at Charney Bassett in the summer of 1978. It was recovered from the Thames Water Authority spoil heap by Basil Sharpus. The axe head is of read more…
17th Century Potsherd
This is a picture of a potsherd found in a garden in Charney. It comes from a bottle or flagon probably made in Cologne or Frechen, around 1500 – 1700 AD. A great deal of this pottery was imported to England in the seventeenth century, as was the white wine of the region.
Flint Flakes and Tools
The Mesolithic Period, also called Middle Stone Age, existed between the Paleolithic Period (Old Stone Age), with its chipped stone tools, and the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age), with its polished stone read more…
The brooch, from Cherbury Camp, is held in the reserve collection of The Ashmolean Museum and is not on display. There are no other Anglo-Saxon or medieval objects from Cherbury Camp in the Ashmolean collection. The brooch was originally given read more…
Cache of old bottles found in Charney
Photos of old bottles found in a garden in Charney. Eiffel Tower Lemonade, Foster Clark Ltd of Maidstone; Owbridges Lung Tonic, Clegg Mineral Water, W A Payne, Wantage; Morland Ltd, Abingdon; Wantage Brewery Co; Carsons HP Sauce (Carson invented HP Sauce and sold it on). To view more photos click here.