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Welcome to Peterborough Archaeology

Peterborough Archaeology is where you’ll find out about everything archaeological in the area.

FRAG (Fane Road Archaeology Group) invites you to help explore a Roman villa site in central Peterborough.

We also want to help you discover more about the people who have lived in and around Peterborough over thousands of years.

You’ll be surprised by the wealth of archaeology in the region – and there are regular new insights provided by high profile surveys and excavations.

We provide a schedule of upcoming talks and activities organised both by FRAG and by other local groups. Click on a specific event to find out more details.

We’ll help you get hands on with the past!

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News From FRAG

A Chance to Dig at Stanwick

A new company is offering the opportunity for amateur archaeologists to learn hands-on skills and contribute to a professionally run archaeological research project. The “Udig” [...]

Artis Facsimile – Xmas Sorted!

In 1823 local antiquarian, Edmund Tyrell Artis, started publication of a series of "plates" illustrating his discoveries of ancient buildings and artefacts.

A14 Online Archaeology Talks

Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) is organising a series of online events which feature the fascinating archaeology of the A14 excavations. 

Archaeology Field School in Wales

The Strata Florida Trust runs an archaeology field school within the precinct of a 12st Century Cistercian Abbey in central Wales. They have asked [...]

Prehistoric Fengate

An excavation being undertaken in advance of construction of new industrial units has revealed a prehistoric ring-ditch alongside Edgerley Drain Road in Fengate. It [...]

Bite Size – Sawtry Abbey

Sawtry Abbey was the subject of a 10 minute "Open-Mic" talk by Kevin Redgate at the December 2022 FRAG meeting. With his small team [...]

2022 Excavation of Rutland Villa

The team from Leicester University and Historic England returned to the Rutland Roman Villa site this summer and were not disappointed. A series of [...]

Rutland Roman Villa and Mosaic

A high status Roman villa has been discovered between Ketton and Luffenham, close to the River Chater, south of Rutland Water. An excavation undertaken [...]

FRAG Visit to Crowland Excavation

On Saturday 27th August 30 FRAG visitors joined archaeologists from Newcastle and Sheffield Universities at Anchor Church Field, Crowland. The excavation is seeking evidence [...]

Horningsea Roman Pottery Industry

An important report on the Roman pottery industry in Cambridgeshire is now available online from the Archaeology Data Service. The report by Oxford Archaeology [...]

Back to Nassington – 2022

A number of FRAG members joined the MidNAG team at Nassington this August. After the disruption of the pandemic years the focus returned to [...]

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