The UK’s biggest road construction project involves excavation on a massive scale – 10 million m³.
Road widening, new junctions and a 17-mile bypass south of Huntingdon carve through an archaeological landscape covering all periods from the earliest hunter-gatherers to WWII. The investigation and mitigation work by MOLA is on a corresponding scale and is due to complete March 2018.
- 537 trial trenches
- 800 ha of potential archaeology
- 80 archaeological sites
- 130 staff
More than 25 settlements have been uncovered, including: Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval sites.
Helen O’Hara will provide an overview of the archaeology arising from the project. There will be specific focus on a Saxon and a Roman site.
Speaker: Helen O’Hara, Senior Community Archaeologist, MOLA Headland Infrastructure
Both FRAG and non FRAG Members
MOLA Headland Infrastructure is supporting this event as part of their community outreach programme