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Rectory Farm, West Deeping

There was a rare opportunity for a little digging last month. At the invitation of gravel extraction company, Breedon, volunteers participated in an induction day at the Rectory Farm site near West Deeping. The gravel extraction in the area is inevitably removing the archaeological record but equally there is a unique ... More

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Roman Britain – and where to find it

Roman Britain and Where to Find It is a newly published guidebook focusing on visible Roman remains across England, Wales and Scotland. The authors have gone to a great deal of effort to visit some 200 sites in compiling this interesting gazetteer. There are a few paragraphs summarising each site (more for the most ... More

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Roman Building found in Helpston

A couple of years ago FRAG members worked with the Helpston Archaeology Group to undertake initial investigation of an interesting Roman site located behind the old Exeter Arms pub. The pub and land behind it was then sold for residential development and an open area archaeological survey undertaken in 2019 by Independent ... More

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Peterborough Extensive Urban Survey Report

The 2019 Peterborough Extensive Urban Survey Report is the outcome of a project by Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council with funding from Historic England to collate and re-evaluate the city's known urban archaeological resource. It followed on from a previous survey which was focused on the ... More

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Welland Valley Crop Marks

The unusual mix of extended wet and dry periods this summer has not pleased farmers but has been good for Welland Valley crop marks. As well as the interesting features seen recently in Bainton it has been possible to capture good images at Baston, Maxey and Helpston. The image above was taken by local pilot David Leggett ... More

Bronze Age Bainton

Bronze Age Bainton

Crop marks have been spotted near Bainton, including a clear pit alignment which if similar to one excavated in the 1960s at Tallington may well date from the Bronze Age. Bainton lies on the south side of the Welland valley which is well known for its prehistoric remains and ceremonial landscape. The marks seem to have ... More

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St Mary Magdalene Church, Stilton

A new guide to St Mary Magdalene Church Stilton tells of the lives of ordinary people (and a few extraordinary characters too) throughout the centuries, living, working and worshipping together. The church’s history reflects the unique significance of Stilton as both an agricultural settlement on the edge of the Fens ... More

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Leicester University – Archaeology Short Courses

From November to March 2020 University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) will be running ten ½-day and 1-day courses, on Saturdays. The courses will focus on skills including how to set up an archaeology project, desk-based research, fieldwalking, test-pitting, excavation, reading the landscape, finds ... More

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Peterborough & The Soke

The British Archaeological Association held its summer conference in Peterborough in 2015. A book has now been published which captures the topics which were addressed. The focus is on Peterborough Cathedral but collectively the 20 papers by leading specialists provide a valuable contribution to the understanding of ... More

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The Broken Sword – Michael Harrabin

The Broken Sword by Michael Harrabin is a full-length novel which addresses Bronze Age mysteries with have been challenging Peterborough archaeology More