The Fen Edge Archaeology Group (FEAG) will be continuing their Romano-British project for a second season of archaeological evaluation this summer. The main aim of the 2011 season was to evaluate the condition of the archaeology, to see how well it survived under the surface, and to see how it compared to the results of the Rheesearch geophysics surveys. They’re still working through the post-excavation activities, but below the topsoil, the deposits seem to have survived in good condition, which is why the group are returning again this July to find out more. They hope to be able to gather more evidence for the site chronology and for any activities going on in the nearby area.
The excavation will take place everyday from Saturday 7th July until Saturday 21st July. They will start working at about 09:30 until 17:00 with tea-breaks and a lunch-break around 13:00. There will be parking very near to the site but it is not served by public transport.
To cover some of the group’s costs, there will be a small charge for joining in the fieldwork of £3 per day, which will also include tea and coffee. Additionally, if you are not a member of FEAG or Cambridge Antiquarian Society (CAS), you will need to join as a temporary member for the duration of the dig for an additional £3, which will ensure you are covered by their public liability insurance. Alternatively you could just join for the rest of 2012 for only £5 which will give you a discounted rate on our talks and other events.
The fieldwork is open to anyone over the age of 16. Children are welcome on site but only if accompanied at all times by a parent. There will be experienced archaeologist on site to advise and assist and fieldwork will encompass a range of activities beyond digging.
If you are interested please see full details on the front page of the Fen Edge Archaeology Group (FEAG) website here and apply for a place.