The excavations at Cholsey, Oxfordshire are truly a joint PCA effort with staff from the Cambridge, London and Warwick offices all working as one happy team to help discover the exciting Prehistoric past of the area.

This week’s example comes from one of our Cambridge archaeologists, Katie Ray, who was surprised by an unexpected discovery in one of her large Iron Age storage pits.

The bell shaped pit is currently thought to have been used to store grain, so it was a shock to find that a small dog had been buried in the base before the pit was deliberately backfilled. This is not the first time that something like this has been found, and many believe that these were votive offerings. It is yet another question that has arisen and we hope to answer as our works continue. We will bring you more news each week so please remember to check back here regularly.

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