Cambridge Archaeological Unit - Northstowe Open Day Phase 2
Saturday 30th June 2018 between 10am - 4pm
Access via Old Oakington Barracks gate, Rampton Road, Longstanton, CB24 3EN
Site tours and displays of finds from phase 2 of CAU's excavations at Northstowe. Parking available on site. Sensible footwear advisable.
Open to all. Free.
Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Life round the Green – Histon in the 1890s' by David Oates
Monday 2nd July 2018 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
David will use original photographs from his family’s extensive collection to introduce you to  people, places and events in the heart of Histon at the turn of the 20th century. Feasts, fires and festivities all happened against a background of now-disappeared cottages at the centre of village life.
Open to all. Members £2 and visitors £3, accompanied children free. Open evenings: free to all. Refreshments available.
GamArch - Talk
'Saxons in Gamlingay' by Sarah Inskip (University of Cambridge)
Thursday 5th July 2018 at 7:30pm
Eco Hub, Stocks Lane, Gamlingay, Sandy SG19 3JR
20 years ago an archaeological dig in Gamlingay uncovered a Saxon community with a farmstead, hall and cemetery containing 118 graves. Now, as part of a wider study, a new resarch project by Sarah Inskip at the University of Cambridge is exploring the health and life of these residents. Following a presentation by Sarah last year, she will be updating us about the results of her analysis of the human remains and plans to have a permanent memorial for the Saxon community of Gamlingay.
All welcome.
Fen Edge Archaeology Group with Friends of Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust - Talk
Timber-framed Aisled Barns
Saturday 14th July 2018 between 2-4pm
Tithe Barn, Waterbeach Road, Landbeach CB25 9FA
Join Ken Bonham, barn expert and enthusiast, as he explores the timber-framed, aisled barns of south-east England, their construction, distribution and relationship to the aisled barns of the Low Countries. Plus listen to the Fen Edge Archaeology Group talk about their geophysical survey of the land surrounding the Landbeach Tithe Barn.
Free admission, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Tithe Barn.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - Exhibition
A Survival Story – Prehistoric Life at Star Carr
20 June 201830 December 2019
TuesdaySaturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 12.00 noon – 4:30 p.m.
MAA, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ
The mysterious 11,000-year-old headdresses, found at the Mesolithic site of Star Carr in Yorkshire are just such an example.
exhibition which focusses on the remarkable discoveries made at Star Carr. 11,000 years ago, Star Carr was situated on the shore of a lake. The lake has long since dried up, but some areas are still waterlogged, preserving bone, antler and wooden objects and providing us with a unique perspective of Mesolithic life.
Admission free
The discovery of two late Roman/early Saxon graves during the A14 excavations recently featured in an article on the Guardian: For more news from the A14 excavations, you can visit the MOLA Headlands website:
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: Archaeological Landscape Survey - Principles for Measuring Earthworks