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FEAG Talk ‘Sites in a landscape: ongoing investigations at Northstowe’

Fen Edge Archaeology Group talk

Friday 14 June, 7.30pm at Rampton Village Hall

‘Sites in a landscape: ongoing investigations at Northstowe’ by Alison Dickens

 Alison Dickens will talk about the excavations prior to the development of Northstowe, updating us on the findings since her talk in March 2017. Alison is a senior manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and has been investigating the archaeology of Cambridgeshire for over 25 years. She lives in Rampton.

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Archaeology in Rampton

Display of archaeological finds at Rampton Village Hall, 14th October, 2.30 pm to 4 pm.

Admission free.

Finds from an archaeological dig carried out in Rampton in January this year will be on display along with finds from HEFA test pitting in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Fen Edge Archaeology Group’s test-pitting display will also be on show.

Refreshments will be available. Proceeds to the Friends of All Saints’ Church.

During January 2018 Witham Archaeology carried out an archaeological dig in advance of development at 31 High Street, Rampton. Finds from the dig show that the site was occupied mainly during the 12th and 13th centuries. Ditches found at the site probably formed boundaries to a toft which fronted onto the High Street. Finds included pottery, quern stones and animal bone, which came mainly from a cluster of pits on an area of slightly higher ground. The environmental samples from the site show it was a place where people were living rather than farming. The decline in activity at the site after the 13th century is similar to that identified by the HEFA test pit surveys.

Everyone welcome. Admission free – drop in at any time.

Archaeology in Rampton

Display of archaeological finds at Rampton Village Hall, 14th October, 2.30 pm to 4 pm. Admission free. 

Finds from an archaeological dig carried out in Rampton in January this year will be on display along with finds from HEFA test pitting in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Fen Edge Archaeology Group’s test-pitting display will also be on show.

Refreshments will be available. Proceeds to the Friends of All Saints’ Church.

During January 2018 Witham Archaeology carried out an archaeological dig in advance of development at 31 High Street, Rampton. Finds from the dig show that the site was occupied mainly during the 12th and 13th centuries. Ditches found at the site probably formed boundaries to a toft which fronted onto the High Street. Finds included pottery, quern stones and animal bone, which came mainly from a cluster of pits on an area of slightly higher ground. The environmental samples from the site show it was a place where people were living rather than farming. The decline in activity at the site after the 13th century is similar to that identified by the HEFA test pit surveys.

Everyone welcome. Admission free – drop in at any time.

More information will appear on the Fen Edge Archaeology Group’s blog https://feagblog.wordpress.com/ and find us Facebook too.

Mike Parker Pearson, one of the UK’s best known archaeologists, will be the  speaker at the meeting of the Fen Edge Archaeology Group on 17 May when he will talk about the latest discoveries at Stonehenge. All are welcome so please bring family and friends! Note this meeting will be in Cottenham Village College Main Hall at 7:30pm. More details at: https://feagblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/stonehenge-new-discoveries/