A Herts County Council spokesperson has indicated that the archaeological evaluation on the site of the new school has revealed archaeological features potentially dating from the Bronze Age , Iron Age and Anglo Saxon periods. It was Alexander Thomas ( class of 2008 ), and Archaeological and Anthropological Ph.D. student, that undertook field work ( Ground Penetrating Radar) and suggested Roman Industrial buildings dating between 50-400AD.
Alexander Thomas (class of 2009 ) is currently doing research into Archaeology and Anthropology for a Ph.D. at Bristol University, having earlier gained a BSc (hons) in archaeology at Bristol.
He is taking time to give a talk about ‘Harpenden, Batford and the Danelaw Boundary’ to the Harpenden Local History Society on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 in the small Public Hall , Southdown Road, Harpenden at 8.00 p.m. .
Having completed a BA and an MA in Archaeology at the University of Bristol, Alex enjoys the place so much that he has opted to stay for another 4 years to complete a Ph.D. in Archaeology & Anthropology.
“Having taken a gap year, Alex went on to the University of Bristol where he gained a BA (Hons) in Archaeology in 2012. He stayed on at Bristol and graduated in 2014 with a Masters degree (MA) in Archaeology. He specialised in Landscape Archaeology (like Stewart Ainsworth, Mick Aston and Alex Langlands on Channel 4’s Time Team!). He is currently developing a PhD proposal examining an aspect of the Anglo-Saxon landscape in Hertfordshire.”
updated April 2014