Environmental Archaeology and the Roman Fen Edge

The Fen Edge Archaeology Group (FEAG) are hosting a talk about how archaeobotany – the study of archaeological plant remains – reveals both agriculture and aspects of society along the Roman fen-edge, with particular reference to the Twenty Pence Project, by Dr Rachel Ballantyne this week.

Rachel is based at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. Her current research is investigating state formation AD600-1200 in Norway and Scotland, from the perspective of agricultural production. However much of her career has engaged with local archaeology, including a PhD on Roman fen-edge agriculture, and stints working for Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Oxford Archaeology East, and as a Regional Science Advisor for English Heritage.

The talk is taking place in Drama Room 2 at Cottenham Village College this Wednesday, 19th September.

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