Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Are There Burial Grounds Under Your House?

© Archaeology Resource, 2011
According to the Daily Telegraph: The ancient burial ground, village well or Roman villa under your home will be revealed in a ground breaking project to show how the landscape of England has changed over thousands of years.


The School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford is to compile a map of prehistoric England for the first time.
The 'Portal to the Past’ project will allow people to look online to discover the history of their own area over 3,500 years, from the Bronze Age in 1500BC to the Domesday Book in 1086.
The Portal to the Past website is expected to go live in 2014. It will be available through the University of Oxford School of Archaeology website at http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/