Archaeology in Cambridge this Week

‘New Landscapes of the Cambridgeshire Claylands’

When: Wed, 14 March, 19:30 – 20:30

Where: Cottenham Village College (map)

Description: Talk to the Fen Edge Archaeology Group by Mark Hinman, the manager of Pre-Construct Archaeology’s Central Office and based in Stapleford near Cambridge. Mark is particularly interested in the development of the Midland and Eastern regions during the Iron Age and Roman periods. In this talk Mark will focus on how development led archaeological investigations are reshaping our understanding of the past with reference to one small part of the county, the western claylands. In particular he will consider how the results of excavations at Love’s Farm, St Neots have contributed to this change.

The Science of ArchaeologyScience Festival 2012

When: Sat, 17 March, 10:30 – 15:30

Where: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3ER (map)

Description: As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, the McDonald Institute will be showcasing many of the advanced scientific tecniques employed in archaeological research in a series of fun and hands-on activities. Was the skeleton in your cupboard a man or a woman? What did Neanderthals have for dinner? Science can help archaeologists answer these questions and many others. Learn how by enjoying displays and hands-on activities to discover the secrets revealed by pots, plants, soil, bones and even fossilized poo!

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