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Archaeological “Walkaround”, Milton Keynes

27 June 2017

As part of our continuing programme of Public Engagement, 36 local residents joined us for a third time to walk around our latest striking archaeological discoveries within the Western Expansion Area of Milton Keynes

Visitors included Ron Cox (previous farmer of this land), Bill Griffiths Director of Milton Keynes Museum, Sarah Chard Cooper of Milton Keynes Museum Collections, David Muston Chair of Milton Keynes Heritage Association & Calverton Records Project, as well as local residents who have been following the progress of our Milton Keynes excavations over the last four years.
 
Thanks to the spectacular photography produced by our in-house drone expert Dr Andrew Tizzard PhD Dip. Arch MCIfA, our understanding of this site has deepened and visitors enjoyed an informative guided tour of the excavated features. These included a clearly visible enclosure boundary containing at least three Late Iron Age roundhouses and a rectangular stone structure, possibly a walled garden, situated slightly to the west and associated with a Romano-British settlement. 
 
Taken at a height of 120’ this overhead view (west to top of image) shows a Late Iron Age roundhouse overlain by a Romano-British rectangular walled structure, with an entrance to the northwest (probably inserted later) visible towards the centre of the right wall
 
Click here  for more photos and a full account of last week’s “walkaround”