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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 [...]

Volunteer at Longthorpe Tower

There are volunteering opportunities available at Longthorpe Tower in Peterborough for both Guide Leaders and Conservation Housekeepers. Longthorpe Tower is the surviving part of a 14th century medieval Manor [...]

Thank You – Mark Knight

I'm not sure whether it was Mark Knight or our audience who were the most energised and enthusiastic last night. Both had ventured out on a dark December night [...]

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 [...]

Excavation at Flag Fen

The first excavation since 2012 is being undertaken at Flag Fen. We were alerted to this at the November FRAG meeting. Cambridge Archaeology Unit is opening a number of [...]

Itter Crescent Villa – We’re Back!

For many of our regular diggers this was the first opportunity in 2021 to let loose with our mattocks and trowels. We have opened three trenches (TP3, TP4 and [...]

FRAG at Sawtry Abbey

FRAG members had a unique opportunity to explore the site of the lost Cistercian Abbey near Sawtry. The photo above shows the nave of the abbey church with FRAG [...]

Anchor Church Field Crowland

Archaeologists from Newcastle and Sheffield universities have just completed a two week excavation at Crowland searching for the remains of the religious buildings associated with Saint Guthlac. An open-day [...]

Treasures of Ramsey Abbey

The Treasures of Ramsey Abbey exhibition is the culmination of a three year lottery funded archaeology project at Abbey College, the site of Ramsey Abbey. FRAG regulars will remember [...]

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