Discover A14C2H News

Discover the archaeology of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme. These pages explore the latest findings and updates from one of the UK’s largest archaeological digs and includes insights from archaeologist and specialists working on this Highways England project, as well as information on our community programme

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


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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


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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


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Finding the Anglo-Saxons in Cambridgeshire02 May

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


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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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Our favourite finds so far: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon04 Apr

Neolithic flint axe-head (c) Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure_preview

Some beautiful and unusual objects have been found during archaeological work for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme. They range from a prehistoric jet ear-stud to a delightful Saxon (5th to early 11th century AD) bone flute.


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