Welcome to the web site of Yarnton: The full story

The Yarnton project is Oxford Archaeology's major study of the development of a rural landscape over thousands of years. It is focused on the area between the villages of Yarnton and Cassington, some 5km north-west of the city of Oxford.

Excavations were carried out over a period of nine years from 1989 to 1998. Since then, post-excavation analysis has been underway (Post-excavation), and we are preparing the project reports for publication in our Thames Valley Landscapes monograph series.

These web pages have been designed for users who wish to follow the work in progress and learn more about this important study in advance of the full publication. Reports on all aspects of the site will be made available here in draft form as soon as they are ready.

You are welcome to download them for personal use, but please note that elements of the reports may change as analysis progresses. All reports remain the copyright of the authors and Oxford Archaeology. The Yarnton project is funded by English Heritage.