About the Author:
David Radford has been the Oxford City Council Archaeologist since 2008 and has worked in the field of archaeology for nearly 30 years. After studying at Bournemouth, Sheffield and York Universities David has worked as an excavator, heritage manager and planning archaeologist. He regularly gives public talks on recent discoveries in Oxford.
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'The author surveys 130 years of archaeology in the city focusing on 20 digs which are far from being – as he makes clear – the only ones of importance.
“The short aim of this book is to provide an introduction to [the subject] and promote a wider awareness of the pace and interest of ongoing discoveries,” he writes.
None could deny that this ambition has been admirably fulfilled. Present, too, in good measure in the book is something of the ‘ooh-er factor’, as I shall dare to call it – all those macabre discoveries, all those skeletons – that make the subject so fascinating.'