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

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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

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

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

The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross

There is a new book about Norman Cross by Paul Chamberlain. Norman Cross Prison was the first ever purpose built prisoner of war camp. Its sub-title "The lost town of Huntingdonshire" emphasises its impact on the local community. Those who have heard Paul's talks about the prison will have been fascinated by his ability ... More

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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

Must Farm Artefacts

Peterborough Museum set to house Must Farm Collection

Plans are being finalised to expand Peterborough Museum in order to display the Must Farm collection of Bronze Age artefacts. Vivacity has been working with interested parties ranging from The British Museum and Historic England to Cambridge Archaeological Unit and Whittlesey Museum. The objective has been to find a ... More

Peterborough Cathedral Square History

The History and Archaeology of Cathedral Square

There is a newly published book about "The History and Archaeology of Cathedral Square Peterborough". It is written by Stephen Morris and brings together the investigation and monitoring work undertaken by Northamptonshire Archaeology (subsequently MOLA) during the improvements made to Peterborough city centre between ... More

Study Days at Sutton Hoo

There are a series of study days at Sutton Hoo coming up. They are organised by Wuffing Education and cover a variety of archaeological and historical topics. The emphasis is on early mediaeval England in general and East Anglia in particular. The Wuffings Website March 17th : St Patrick (c. 390-c. 461) - His ... 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