Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly talk

'Introducing the Romano-British' by Paddy Lambert (OAE)
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 7:30pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing site, Cambridge
All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of £1 from non-members)
Cambourne Village College Archaeology Club - Exhibition
The Archaeology of Cambourne 'Pop-Up' Museum
Thursday 3rd - Friday 4th May: 3 - 6:30pm and Saturday 5th May: 10am - 3pm
Cambourne Village College, Sheepfold Lane, Cambourne, CB23 6FR
Following the excavation of a Romano-British farmstead in a field adjacent to their school last autumn, students in Cambourne Village College's Archaeology Club are opening the doors to their Heritage Lottery Funded 'pop-up' archaeology museum. The museum is completely designed and curated by the Cambourne Village College students and will include displays of finds from excavations in Cambourne, artwork produced by both primary and secondary school students and hands-on activities for visitors. The students will be on hand to showcase the artefacts on display and explain the role they played in last autumn's excavation. Admission to the museum is free of charge and there is visitor parking directly outside the school.
All welcome (free admission)
St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'St Neots 1949: A Snapshot in Time' by Rodney Todman
Friday 4th May 2018 at 7:30pm
Eyenesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00).
Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly talk
'The David Parr House' by Tamsin Wimhurst
Monday 14th May 2018 at 6:00pm
Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
There is no charge for visitors or guests at lectures. New members are warmly welcomed.
Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly talk and AGM
'A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon – Latest Archaeology News' by Helen O'Hara
Monday 14th May 2018 at 7:00pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
Road widening, new junctions and a 17-mile bypass south of Huntingdon carve through an archaeological landscape covering all periods from the earliest hunter-gatherers to WWII. The investigation and mitigation work by MOLA is on a corresponding scale and is due to complete March 2018. More than 25 settlements have been uncovered, including: Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval sites. Helen O’Hara will provide an overview of the archaeology arising from the project. There will be specific focus on a Saxon and a Roman site.
All welcome (Free admission).
Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
‘Stonehenge: new discoveries’ by Mike Parker-Pearson
Thursday 17th May 2018 at 7:30pm (doors open 7:15pm)
Main Hall, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
In the last 15 years, research on Stonehenge has revealed a wealth of new evidence about this enigmatic monument and its builders. Discoveries at Stonehenge and surrounding sites include new information of the people buried there, the houses that they lived in, and relationships of Stonehenge to its surrounding landscape. New scientific techniques such as analysis of ancient DNA and isotopes have also transformed our understanding of who these people were. Geological studies have also paved the way for archaeological excavations at some of Stonehenge’s distant quarries in Wales, to cast light on the mystery of when and why some of its monoliths were brought from so far away. Mike Parker Pearson is Professor of British Later Prehistory at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology in London. Since 2003 he has been leading a multidisciplinary team investigating Stonehenge, and has also worked in many different parts of the world, from Greece and the Middle East to Madagascar and Easter Island, during his career as an archaeologist.
Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.
Chatteris Museum - Exhibition
'The Ferry Hill Tumulus - Anglo-Saxon Chatteris Exhibition' at Chatteris Museum
Opening hours: Tuesday 2-4:30pm, Thursday 2-4:30pm, Saturday 10am-1pm
Chatteris Museum, 14 Church Lane, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire PE16 6JA
Entry into the Museum is FREE, although donations are welcome. Car parking is also free in the car park opposite the Museum.
Wisbech & Fenland Museum and FenArch are helping to launch an 8-16 Fenland Archaeology group. Since the 2009 Wisbech Castle Dig and the formation of FenArch, publicity has created interest amongst young people in the area. The museum already does some outreach work and FenArch also work with local schools. The Wisbech High Street project funded in part by HLF is carrying out a community Big Dig in the museum grounds in May and June.
The Gold Torc at Ely Museum will be on BBC One at 7:30pm on Monday 30th April in a programme called 'Treasures of the Bronze Age with Ray Mears' as part of the BBC's Civilizations series:

Throughout 2018, we are featuring a different Jigsaw resource guide each month to inform and inspire community archaeologists about best practice. Jigsaw has produced various guides on techniques for researching archaelogical sites, identifying archaeological artefacts and on recording and reporting the results of archaeological investigations.
This month's featured best practice guide is: Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Geophysical Magnetometry Survey - a practical hands-on guide to using the FM256