Romans at the Fen Edge – Tours of the Twenty Pence Project

This week, the Fen Edge Archaeology Group (FEAG) begins its fourth season of fieldwork at the Twenty Pence site just outside Cottenham, with permission and generous support from the owners of the land. The Twenty Pence site is located near a Scheduled Ancient Monument where upstanding Roman earthworks are visible abutting the route of the Car Dyke. FEAG’s previous fieldwork revealed a large number of ditches and some other enigmatic features on which they hope to shed more light this season. In previous years, they have recovered a large quantity of pottery, animal bone, burnt clay and a variety of small finds as well as organic remains through flotation. More information on the project is available on the group’s website here.

As part of the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology, FEAG are organising visits to the site on Saturday, 12th July 2014 at 11:00 and 14:30.

FEAG are taking visitors to the site using a minibus from Cottenham, so numbers will be limited. If you would like to attend please email, with your name, preferred time and telephone number. FEAG will be in contact to let you know the joining instructions nearer the time.

If you are interested in volunteering on the Twenty Pence excavation between Saturday 5th July and Saturday 19th July, FEAG are still accepting applications to take part in activities such as digging, finds processing, recording and surveying. For more information about participating in the Twenty Pence project, please see the FEAG website here.

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