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Volunteers get to grips with their local heritage on the A14C2H Summer Community Dig08 Aug

A14C2H Community Dig volunteer Donald (c) Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

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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The A14C2H Community Dig Begins01 Aug

A14C2H Community Dig Volunteer Yannack (c) Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

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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Five favourite archaeological features from of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme23 Jul

Aerial photo of a circular Bronze Age burial ground and nearby Saxon building on A14C2H (c) A14C2H courtest of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

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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Roman Cambridgeshire reimagined with new archaeological discoveries from the A14C2H18 Jun

copper-alloy penannular brooch found near Brampton for the A14C2H (c) Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

Excavation on one of the UK’s largest ever archaeological projects is nearing completion; Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme. Our archaeologists are starting to pull the results of this enormous project together and interpret their findings, spanning 6000 years of history. The archaeological evidence for the Roman period...


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Discovering Deserted Medieval Villages on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme13 Jun

Aerial view of the abandoned medieval village of Houghton (c) A14C2H courtest of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

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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Ask the Expert: Prehistoric pottery technology30 May

Scored ware Iron Age sherd discovered near Brampton (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

Over the next few months, our pottery specialists Julie Lochrie and Adam Sutton will be building up the big picture of prehistoric pottery production and uses in Cambridgeshire and its uses through time by looking at some of the several tonnes uncovered during archaeological excavations for the Cambridge to Huntingdon...


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Revolutionary Romans and technology on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme16 May

Roman kiln no.1 discovered in Cambridgeshire (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

The Romans revolutionised pottery making in the UK, bringing with them new technologies that paved the way for mass production across the country. Archaeologists working on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme have unearthed evidence of 40 early Roman (1st and 2nd century) kilns and tonnes of domestic Roman...


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Finding the Anglo-Saxons in Cambridgeshire02 May

Anglo Saxon finds (c) A14C2H courtey of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

Thousands of years of history have appeared before our eyes during archaeological work for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme, but discovering the remains of three of the largest Anglo-Saxon settlement areas ever investigated in Cambridgeshire came as an unexpected and fascinating surprise to our archaeologists. These settlements provide…


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Ask the expert: Finds Supervisor18 Apr

Correct numbering and labelling of bag contents is essential (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

We've been catching up with a few of the specialists bringing their archaeological skills to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme, based at the MOLA Headland Infrastructure processing base in St Neots. Today we meet the Finds Supervisor, Dr Jim McKeon, who has been managing the processing of 2,000...


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Archaeology of A14C2H from the air12 Apr

Circular ‘henge’ monument thought to have been used as a ceremonial space (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

Come with us on a birds’-eye-view tour of the archaeology of the Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme! Aerial photos and video of archaeological sites provide invaluable information about features that cannot easily be seen or understood from the ground. Online tools make it easy for anyone to look at our…


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