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November 2017

TRAINING: Metal Detecting

5 November, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Metal Detector Training

This free training session is for all FRAG members interested in metal detecting - whether or not you have previous experience.

This training is only open to FRAG members and is on a first come basis. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Nassington 2017 – What Did We Find?

8 November, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£3
nassington update

Site director Derek Roberts joins us to provide first feedback on what we have learned from the Year Two excavation in August.

FREE for FRAG members

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December 2017

Zooarchaeology: Animal Bones in Archaeology

6 December, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£3
zooarchaeology

What can animal bones tell us about how people lived in the past?

FREE for FRAG members

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January 2018

Roman Bedfordshire

10 January, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
Priory Lake Roman farmstead

Whereas the Nene Valley was awash with Roman villas, Roman Bedfordshire was populated almost exclusively by low-status farmsteads.

FREE for FRAG Members

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February 2018

Roman Pottery in the Peterborough Area

7 February, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
roman pottery making

Learn about Peterborough and Nene Valley Roman pottery from leading authority on the subject, Dr Stephen Upex.
FREE For FRAG Members

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March 2018

Flag Fen Update and FRAG AGM

7 March, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
Impression of Flag Fen

An update of the Heritage Lottery Fund application for the expansion and development of the FLAG Fen visitor centre.
FREE for FRAG Members

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April 2018

Geophysics for All

4 April, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
resistivity meter

An introduction to the use of low cost geophysics.
FREE for FRAG members

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May 2018

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon – Latest Archaeology News

14 May, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvements - Archaeology

Helen O'Hara will provide an overview of the archaeology arising from the massive road improvement project. There will be specific focus on a Saxon and a Roman site.

FREE ADMISSION
Both FRAG and non FRAG Members

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June 2018

Ramsey Abbey – the elusive remains of an extensive site

4 June, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
ramsey abbey

A local community group is setting out to discover more about the great Benedictine Abbey of Ramsey.

Speaker: Roger Mould, Ramsey Abbey Community Project

FREE for FRAG Members

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VISIT: Guided Walk around Castor

23 June, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Roman Bath House - Artis Sketch

Learn about one of the largest buildings in Roman Britain from local authority, Dr Stephen Upex.
Free for FRAG Members.

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September 2018

Baston Manor Pit: a middle Bronze Age and Roman landscape

3 September, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
baston iron age pit

Bronze Age and Roman Settlements found near Baston
Speaker: Rob Atkins
FREE for FRAG Members

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October 2018

Nassington Roman Barn – Year 3

1 October, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
Nassington Excavation Blue Roman Glass

The latest discoveries and what we are learning about agriculture, industry and daily life in the Nene valley during the Roman period.

FREE for FRAG Members

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TRAINING – Geophys at Itter Park

17 October, 2018 - 18 October, 2018
resistivity survey training

Another opportunity to become more familiar with geophysical tools and techniques.

FREE for FRAG members

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EXCAVATION – Fane Road Allotments 2018

19 October, 2018 - 22 October, 2018
itter crescent roman villa

FRAG return to the Fane Road / Itter Crescent Roman villa

FREE for FRAG & FRAA members

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November 2018

The Snettisham Hoard

5 November, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
Snettisham Hoard

The largest deposit of gold, silver and bronze artefacts dating from the Iron Age found in Europe.
FREE for FRAG Members

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December 2018

FRAG Archaeology Quiz

10 December, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
FRAG archaeology quiz

Festive fun at FRAG in the run up to Christmas.

FREE for FRAG Members

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January 2019

The Civil War in Peterborough

7 January, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
civil war peterborough - oliver cromwell

Expect a lively and informative talk from local Civil War specialist, Stuart Orme.
FREE for FRAG Members

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February 2019

Samian Ware – All You Need to Know

4 February, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
samian ware

Find out more about this iconic high status Roman pottery from a leading specialist.

Speaker: Geoffrey Dannell

FREE for FRAG Members

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March 2019

Prehistoric Settlement in the Welland Valley

4 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
bronze age field systems in welland valley

Andrew Hatton will draw on his recently completed dissertation for his MPhil in order to paint a picture of Bronze Age presence in the Welland valley.

FREE for FRAG Members

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April 2019

Itter Crescent Roman Villa & AGM

8 April, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS
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£5
itter crescent roman villa

Update on the Roman Villa between Fane Road and Itter Crescent, followed by the FRAG Annual General Meeting

FREE for FRAG Members

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