In: A14C2H

Archaeology Open Day at Mill Common, Huntingdon
November 28, 2018

Saturday 8 December 2018 10.00 – 15.00  (Guided tours every 30 minutes from 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.30) Free, no booking required Location: Mill Common, Huntingdon (opposite Huntingdon Bus Station) Come along and see the archaeology excavation currently taking place as part of Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme. Archaeologists are…

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The partial skull which may be steppe or woolly rhino © Highways England, courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Cambridgeshire Ice Age giants uncovered on the A14C2H
October 22, 2018

Excavations for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme have revealed partial remains belonging to extinct megafauna including woolly mammoth and woolly rhino, thought to be at least 100,000 years old. Archaeologists were working closely with plant operators from Walters Group when the remains were uncovered. MOLA Headland consultant Palaeolithic…

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Fired clay loom weights (c) Highways England courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Archaeological finds: A human connection to the Cambridgeshire landscape through time
October 10, 2018

Once finds have been carefully lifted from the ground, they immediately begin their journey through the post-ex process. We carefully bag and label them, which means that when they arrive at our processing facilities, we still know exactly which layer they came from or which feature they were found in…

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Samian ware decorated with lion fight scene (c) Highways England courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure
A potted history of Cambridgeshire: Ceramic finds from the A14C2H
September 26, 2018

Excavations for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme have produced enormous quantities of pottery – nearly four tons, in fact, at our last estimate! Over the coming year, MOLA Headland Pottery Specialist Adam Sutton and a team of 9 other experts will sort through these finds and figure out…

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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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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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