Making the most of the Indian Summer, ACA enjoyed two gloriously sunny days test-pitting in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, with the second year undergraduate students at Cambridge University. This is the first year that History undergraduates can choose papers offered by the Division of Archaeology and for some of the students, it was their first taste of hands-on archaeology.
The exercise of digging a 1m2 test pit in 10cm contexts is exactly the same as for our outreach programmes. The undergraduates will follow the dig with a series of finds processing and computing practicals this term to analyse their results and write a report learning more about the practice of archaeology. You will find details of what has been previously found in Great Shelford here.