This Thursday 16th March, ACA’s own manager Alison Dickens will be giving a talk about the ongoing large scale excavations at Northstowe, just north of Cambridge. Back in January ACA managed a visit out to the site to see how the excavations are progressing, you can read about that blog post here.
This talk is part of the monthly lectures given to members of the Fen Edge Archaeology Group (FEAG), but all are welcome to attend. The talk will start at 7.30pm, but doors will open at 7pm and will be held at Rampton Village Hall, Church End, Rampton CB24 8QA.
Summary of the talk:
In this talk Alison Dickens will talk about the excavations prior to the development of Northstowe – what was found during Phase 1 and the early stages of Phase 2 and looking forward to further work. Phase 1 is on the site of the old golf course near Longstanton and the archaeology there was completed in late 2015. Evidence was found for occupation in the Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods. The Romano-British hamlet found in Phase 1 seems to have been a ‘standard’ Roman rural settlement, as actually a second Roman settlement has already been identified in Phase 2, just half a kilometre away to the south and potentially around the same size as Roman Cambridge. FEAG members spent two weeks digging on part of the Romano-British settlement in 2015. As part of the second phase of excavations, there will be community work, open days, and work with primary schools.
Alison Dickens is a Project Manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) and head of Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA).