Nassington Roman Barn Sept 2017

Back to Nassington – 2018

Year 3 and we're off. Back to Nassington with MidNAG to delve deeper into an Iron Age and Roman agricultural site. Old friends from as far away as New Zealand, and new friends from as near as Lincolnshire. Over the past 2 years we have discovered and explored an enigmatic Roman barn. Large, with fine herringbone ... More

normangate field geophysical survey 2018 - durham university

New Roman Street Map Available!

A geophysical survey of Normangate Field between Castor and the River Nene has revealed in spectacular detail the layout of the Roman industrial town which was once located there. The site formed an industrial suburb of Roman Peterborough - "Durobrivae". It is at the intersection of several major roads including Ermine ... More

Roman Castor - Stephen Upex

Roman Castor Revealed

Those participating in the FRAG guided walk near the church at Castor were able to spot the traces of the major Roman building which once occupied the site. Despite the best efforts of the Castor bell-ringers, Dr Stephen Upex was able to bring the history of the Roman presence in Castor to life - and place it in the ... 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

durobrivae geophys 2017

Geophysical Survey reveals more information about Durobrivae

Several FRAG members helped with a geophysical survey across parts of the Durobrivae site near Water Newton, Peterborough. The survey work required the explicit permission of Historic England which is responsible for the Roman Peterborough site. The work was co-ordinated by volunteers from the Community Archaeology ... More

Fane Road Test Pits

Romans of Fane Road – 2017 Dig Diary

We are back digging the Romano-British villa site between Itter Crescent and Fane Road in Peterborough! This year we have just a few days to excavate more test pits on the Fane Road allotments. December 2017 Update Preliminary Results and Analysis The full report will be published once the finds processing and ... More

durobrivae

Durobrivae – Breaking News!

This month’s FRAG talk on Durobrivae delivered by Dr Stephen Upex was newsworthy, comprehensive, and fascinating. Durobrivae – News The walled Roman town at Durobrivae is an Historic England scheduled site but it is at risk from burrowing animals, unauthorised detectorists and other threats. There is growing ... More

Stonea Camp September 2017

Stonea Camp – Guided Walk

Several new members joined the FRAG tour of Stonea Camp and Stonea Grange led by David Crawford-White on Saturday 9th September. The lumps and bumps reveal little on their own but with David’s expert commentary we gained a good understanding of their significance. The late Iron Age “hill fort” lying just a couple ... More

nassington archaeology 2017

Back to Nassington – 2017

It's not broadcast quality but for those involved in the Nassington excavation I hope this video brings back happy memories - and perhaps the inspiration to return next year....... Day 1 - Saturday 19th The Nassington excavation of a Roman barn continues. Members of FRAG joined up again with our friends from ... More

wendy

The Roman Kiln

Construction and firing of a replica Roman kiln was a central element of the community dig. Amongst the Fane Road volunteers and allotment holders was an accomplished amateur potter, Wendy Gamble. With her own modern kilns nearby she could have easily produced Roman style pottery of the era of the Fane Road villa. That ... More