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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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Roman kiln no.1 discovered in Cambridgeshire (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Revolutionary Romans and technology on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme
May 16, 2018

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Finding the Anglo-Saxons in Cambridgeshire
May 2, 2018

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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Correct numbering and labelling of bag contents is essential (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Ask the expert: Finds Supervisor
April 18, 2018

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Circular ‘henge’ monument thought to have been used as a ceremonial space (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Archaeology of A14C2H from the air
April 12, 2018

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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