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Ham Hill

Ham Hill is Britain's largest prehistoric hillfort. Excavations were undertaken here between 2009 and 2013 in partnership with Cardiff University, and alongside largescale geophysical survey by Historic England. With findings from the Neolithic to the Roman era, this involved a large area of the hillfort's southwest interior, notably centred upon an Iron Age ceremonial enclosure associated with the display of human bodies, with trenches also targetting the fort's substantial ramparts.

Links and downloads:

Evaluation Report

Project Design (2010)

2011 Excavation Report

2012 Excavation Report

2013 Excavation Report

Post Excavation Assessment

Updated project Design

British Archaeology March-April 2012

Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society 2013 2014


Ham Hill excavation
University of Cambridge
Institute of Field Archaeologists