Thursday 16 March
Rampton Village Hall
Doors open 7.15 pm; meeting begins at 7.30 pm
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 manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and head of Access Cambridge Archaeology. She lives in Rampton.
For more information on the site, see: https://accesscambridgearchaeology.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/northstowe-phase-two/