Archaeology Field School in Wales

The Strata Florida Trust runs an archaeology field school within the precinct of a 12st Century Cistercian Abbey in central Wales. They have asked us whether anyone would be [...]

Prehistoric Fengate

An excavation being undertaken in advance of construction of new industrial units has revealed a prehistoric ring-ditch alongside Edgerley Drain Road in Fengate. It was previously known from aerial [...]

Bite Size – Sawtry Abbey

Sawtry Abbey was the subject of a 10 minute "Open-Mic" talk by Kevin Redgate at the December 2022 FRAG meeting. With his small team from Sawtry History Society he [...]

2022 Excavation of Rutland Villa

The team from Leicester University and Historic England returned to the Rutland Roman Villa site this summer and were not disappointed. A series of trenches across the site were [...]

Rutland Roman Villa and Mosaic

A high status Roman villa has been discovered between Ketton and Luffenham, close to the River Chater, south of Rutland Water. An excavation undertaken by the University of Leicester [...]

FRAG Visit to Crowland Excavation

On Saturday 27th August 30 FRAG visitors joined archaeologists from Newcastle and Sheffield Universities at Anchor Church Field, Crowland. The excavation is seeking evidence to enhance our understanding of [...]

Horningsea Roman Pottery Industry

An important report on the Roman pottery industry in Cambridgeshire is now available online from the Archaeology Data Service. The report by Oxford Archaeology East provides the first complete [...]

Back to Nassington – 2022

A number of FRAG members joined the MidNAG team at Nassington this August. After the disruption of the pandemic years the focus returned to the well defined Roman barn [...]

Volunteers Needed – Peterborough Museum Archives

Peterborough Museum is looking for enthusiastic volunteers with an interest in archaeology and history to join the archaeological archives team. Volunteers will have the chance to handle real archaeological [...]

Hands-on Opportunities

There are opportunities to get involved with geophysics and with excavation this summer. Local societies are looking for volunteers. Whilst our May dig at Fane Road was postponed the [...]

Support Ukraine Archaeologists

Please consider a request from the Archaeological Museum in Poznań to directly support Ukrainian heritage workers who have volunteered with the Ukrainian army. This request has come via FRAG [...]

Rutland Roman Villa – Geophysical Survey

We learned last year about the Rutland Roman Villa. Geophysical surveys now reveal the full scale and complexity of the site near Luffenham. Discovered in 2020, excavated by Leicester [...]

Current Archaeology Project of the Year 2022

And the winner of Current Archaeology’s prestigious Rescue Project of the Year award for 2022 is...... Building a Roman Villa: a Romano-Celtic temple-mausoleum and evidence of industry at Priors [...]

The Romans in the Nene Valley

The Romans in the Nene Valley is a new book by Stephen Upex which explores the history of Roman Britain in the Peterborough area. It has 73 pages packed with [...]

Nene Park Heritage Trails

Four self-guided walks exploring the heritage of Nene Park and the landscape of the lower Nene Valley, west of Peterborough are now available. Trail 1: The Emperors Trail The [...]

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