Excavation

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Free Exhibition: Stories of St James’s Burial Ground
March 8, 2023

Location: St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL Dates: 15th March – 23rd April 2023 (excluding 2nd-9th April) Cost: Free  Please visit www.sjp.org.uk/visit-us for opening hours and accessibility information  A parrakeet, a miniature portrait, and a very unusual pair of trousers – just some of the surprising discoveries made…

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The Bar Hill Comb
March 1, 2023

Warning: this blog post contains images and discussion of human remains.   When archaeologists working on the National Highways A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme discovered a fragment of a comb, they knew they had found something unusual. But it took months of research by MOLA’s Finds Specialist, Michael Marshall, and Osteology…

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black and white historic photograph showing the station and train track
Huntingdon East, hidden in train sight – the archaeology of a forgotten station
January 3, 2023

During our excavations on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon National Highways scheme, we have found some amazing archaeology, including the earliest physical evidence for beer brewing and flint tools from more than 4000 years ago. But archaeology isn’t just about the ancient past. In fact, it helps us understand the…

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Pigs Teeth and Iron Nails – Masters students research the A14 past landscapes
November 9, 2022

In 2021 Saskia Brogan and Katie Manby were awarded MA Scholarships for Reading University, funded by National Highways. This included placements working with the MOLA Headland team on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Road Improvement Scheme, where they took part in a wide range of post-excavation work. Now they have both…

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Talk: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow (St Neots Local History Society)
October 31, 2022

19.11.2022 2:15pm The Priory Centre, Priory Ln, St Neots, PE19 2BH St Neots Local History Society (members free, visitors £4 at the door) Over 9000 botanical samples were collected during the excavations on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Road Improvement Scheme, producing evidence of agricultural change, diet, bread and even…

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Talk: A corner of the A14 – the Saxon world around Brampton (part of Cambridge Antiquarian Society Conference)
October 31, 2022

19.11.2022, 2-2:30pm (Conference runs 10:30am-4:45pm) LAB02, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Angela Ruskin University (Cambridge Campus) CB1 1PT £10 at the door. As part of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society 2022 Conference, come and hear what the A14 excavations have revealed about life around Brampton during the Saxon period.  

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Family Archaeology at The Priory (St Neots)
October 10, 2022

26.10.2022 Priory Ln, St Neots, Saint Neots PE19 2BH Free Family Event, drop in between 1pm-3pm! Meet MOLA archaeologists and find out all about our excavations on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Road Improvement Scheme (A14C2H). There will be hands-on activities and finds from the excavations!

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Archaeology Masterclass: understanding human skeletal remains
October 10, 2022

26.10.2022 (1.00 – 3.00pm) St Neots Museum, 8 New St, Saint Neots PE19 1AE What can skeletal remains found during the A14 excavations tell us about the lives of people in Cambridgeshire over thousands of years? Join us at St Neots Museum, for a workshop led by MOLA osteology experts,…

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Talk: Peopling the A14: life and death in ancient Cambridgeshire
October 10, 2022

26.10.2022 11.00am –12.00 noon St Neots Museum, 8 New St, Saint Neots PE19 1AE Join us at St Neot’s Museum to hear the stories of people living in Cambridgeshire over thousands of years, from the Neolithic to the early Medieval, as told by their bones. Discover intriguing insights into burial customs,…

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Secrets of Deserted Villages
August 31, 2022

As archaeologists, we usually focus on the excavation and analysis of the physical remains of people’s lives, such as pottery, bone, and coins. But there is another source of information which can bring a new element to our investigations! In this blog we will explore some historic documents. These relate…

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