leicester university short courses

Leicester University – Archaeology Short Courses

From November to March 2020 University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) will be running ten ½-day and 1-day courses, on Saturdays. The courses will focus on skills including how to set up an archaeology project, desk-based research, fieldwalking, test-pitting, excavation, reading the landscape, finds ... More

FRAG Metal Detecting near Stamford

FRAG Metal Detectorists Return to Bainton

Metal detectorists strike lucky - well, with the weather at least More

Replica Roman Gold Coin

Quiz Winners Receive Replica Roman Coins

Winners of the FRAG Archaeology Quiz in December each received replica gold coins More

geophsical techniques training

Geophsical Survey Training – October 2018

FRAG members underwent geophys training with Phil Hill and Kev Redgate in Itter Park over the period 17-22 Oct 18. Although planed for 17-18 Oct 18, due to cancellation of the excavation in the Fane Road Allotments the survey was extended over the period 19-22 Oct 18 The main objective was to introduce the principles and ... More

portable antiquities scheme

Portable Antiquities Scheme – Peterborough Conference

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is run by the British Museum and has had huge success in systematic recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. A free to attend conference is being held in Peterborough at the Key Theatre on 13th September. The PASt Explorers Project ... More

a14 archaeology community dig

A14 Community Dig

On 14th May Helen O'Hara provided an overview of the archaeology arising from the massive road improvement project. She focused on previously unknown Saxon and Roman sites, but along the length of the new road a vast number of features and artefacts have been discovered. Now there is a chance for you to participate in a ... More


Flag Fen Flint Knapping Workshop

A flint knapping workshop organised by Vivacity took place at Flag Fen on Saturday. Eight students (including FRAG members) produced arrowheads, stone axes and a variety of sharp blades. However, it soon became clear that we should have started practicing many years before if we were ever to become as proficient as our ... More

roman pottery workshop

Roman Pottery Workshop – A Great Success!

The FRAG talk in February was about Roman pottery in the Peterborough area - but it was much more than this. Dr Stephen Upex came armed with a large collection of pottery - grouped into 18 different categories according to style, decoration and date. It was the task of the audience to work out what they were. Just to ... More

metal detecting 2017

Metal Detector Training – 2017

The sun shone on our latest metal detector training session - and there were some really interesting finds too More

Metal Detector Training with Steve Critchley

FRAG members underwent metal detector training with Steve Critchley. The training site was a pasture between Peterborough and Stamford, close to a number of ancient features. The emphasis was on learning techniques and on responsible use of metal detectors. Perhaps unsurprisingly finds were mainly everyday objects ... More