In 2022, Oxford Archaeology South excavated the site of a proposed children’s home on the outskirts of the West Oxfordshire village of Aston.

Documents indicate that Aston was founded by the 10th century AD, but little else is known about the subsequent origins and development of the village. Our excavation will shed light on medieval Aston before the time of the Black Death, from the mid-11th century to the mid-13th century AD.

Although work on site is now finished, the post-excavation work continues as we start to process our soil samples and look at the finds in further detail.

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Find out what's happened so far and what we hope to learn

See some of the finds