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MOLA Headland archaeologists on site on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme (c) Highways England
From dig to desk: the story of the A14C2H archaeology programme is just beginning
September 13, 2018

As the excavations on one of the UK’s largest ever archaeological projects draw to a close, we now start the huge challenge of pulling the results together, to paint a more detailed picture of over 6000 years of history. The archaeology programme of  the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme…

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Group photo of the A14C2H community dig volunteers
Broadening horizons on the A14C2H Community Dig: From digital pro to archaeology volunteer
August 31, 2018

Nearly 65 volunteers have taken time out from their everyday lives to try their hand at archaeology on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Summer Community Dig. In this blog, we hear from Debbie, whose time on site proved to be quite the exciting departure from her digital day…

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A14-COM-DIG-cover-photo (c) Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Five favourite artefacts from the A14C2H Community Dig
August 22, 2018

Volunteers on the A14C2H Summer Community Dig have been unearthing some fascinating and beautiful things that are helping to piece together the past of their area. As the dig enters its final week, we take a look at some of the highlights. Usually the arrowheads we find in Britain are…

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A14-COM-DIG-talk (c) Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Sharing the joys of archaeology on the A14C2H Summer Community Dig
August 15, 2018

The MOLA Headland team have been reflecting on their experience of the A14C2H Summer Community Dig so far. Our archaeologists are extremely efficient at managing archaeological projects, including the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme, but the thrill of a career in archaeology is in uncovering remnants of the past. …

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A14C2H Community Dig volunteer Donald (c) Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Volunteers get to grips with their local heritage on the A14C2H Summer Community Dig
August 8, 2018

The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Summer Community Dig has given us the opportunity to welcome onto site more than 60 volunteers from the local area and further afield. They have been able to pick up new archaeological skills and see first-hand the rich archaeological landscape we have been…

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A14C2H Community Dig Volunteer Yannack (c) Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
The A14C2H Community Dig Begins
August 1, 2018

The A14C2H Summer Community Dig is now underway, with over 65 members of the public set to join us on site near Brampton over the next month. Already the team has been getting to grips with a wide range of archaeological techniques including excavation, drawing, survey and photography. As the…

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Aerial photo of a circular Bronze Age burial ground and nearby Saxon building on A14C2H (c) A14C2H courtest of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Five favourite archaeological features from of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme
July 23, 2018

An archaeological feature is an aspect of the archaeology that can be seen in the ground but isn’t movable unlike a brooch or piece of pottery for example, which is classed as a find. Examples of features are walls, pits and ditches. So, what do features tell us that finds…

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copper-alloy penannular brooch found near Brampton for the A14C2H (c) Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Roman Cambridgeshire reimagined with new archaeological discoveries from the A14C2H
June 18, 2018

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Aerial view of the abandoned medieval village of Houghton (c) A14C2H courtest of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Discovering Deserted Medieval Villages on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme
June 13, 2018

The footprints of entire ancient settlements have been uncovered across Cambridgeshire during the archaeology programme of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme. Our archaeologists have uncovered tonnes of prehistoric pottery, excavated three of the largest Anglo-Saxon settlement areas ever investigated in Cambridgeshire and discovered evidence of revolutionary Roman technologies…

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Scored ware Iron Age sherd discovered near Brampton (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Ask the Expert: Prehistoric pottery technology
May 30, 2018

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