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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 [...]

Imperial Power in the Roman World

Imperial Power in the Roman World is a lecture series inspired by the new Nero exhibition at the British Museum and recent thoughts on the nature of imperial power [...]

FRAG in Fotheringhay

FRAG's first event in 15 months took place on 26th June 2021 at Fotheringhay. With landscape historian and archaeologist Dr Stephen Upex as our guide, we explored the clues [...]

Peterborough’s Local List Project

The Peterborough Local List Project will update and extend the existing list. The Local List of heritage assets sits beneath the nationally registered Scheduled Monuments and Listed Buildings. It does [...]

The Material Fall of Roman Britain

Publication of 'The Material Fall of Roman Britain' was delayed by the pandemic but is now available. The book tackles a challenging topic from a new perspective. What can [...]

A Roman Slave from Great Casterton?

It’s no great surprise to find Roman remains if you dig in your garden at Great Casterton. The crossing point of the River Gwash was the location of a [...]

Bronze Age Spearhead found near West Deeping

Last year, FRAG members joined a community archaeology day organised by gravel company, Breedon, in association with West Deeping Heritage. Details of an impressive Bronze Age spearhead from the site [...]

Articles about Sawtry Abbey

A series of ‘bite-sized’ articles about the Cistercian Order and Sawtry Abbey are being written by Sawtry Archaeology. Cistercian monasticism dates to 1089 with the setting down of the [...]

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