St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'Folk Medicine and 'Doc' Rowlett in St Neots' by Liz Davies
Friday 2nd November 2018 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
What sort of alternative medicines did people rely upon before the introduction of the NHS in 1948? And what sort of medicines and cures were available from local folk healers? This talk looks at the remedies many people used at that time including the story of St Neots road sweeper, antique dealer and local folk medicine expert Alfred ‘Doc’ Rowlett.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'Legacies of the First World War: discovering the archaeological traces of the Home Front' by Wayne Cocroft
Monday 5th November 2018 at 6pm
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
'The Snettisham Hoard' by Jody Joy (Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
Monday 5th November 2018 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS

At least 12 separate hoards of artefacts have been discovered at Snettisham, northwest Norfolk. Collectively they are known as the ‘Snettisham Treasure’ and form the largest deposit of gold, silver and bronze artefacts dating from the Iron Age found in Europe. A combined total of over 200 torcs, over 100 bracelet and ring ‘ingots’, large amorphous ingots, 234 coins and many fragments have been recovered, with a total weight of over 40 kilograms. In addition to its sheer quantity, the metalwork is famous for its quality of artistry and workmanship. Most of the hoards were buried 100–60 BC, and were found towards the centre of a large eight-hectare enclosure. Extensive excavations have failed to establish its purpose or date.

All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'Landscape Archaeology - learning from documents: the example of a 14th century terrier from Wimpole' by Bill Franklin
Tuesday 6th November 2018 at 7:30pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing site, Cambridge - Parking is available on site from Tennis Court Road.
All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of £1 from non-members)
Peterborough Museum - Talk
'The Barnack Beaker burial: The grave of an important man from the first age of metal' by Neil Wilkin (British Museum)
Tuesday 6th November 2018 at 7.30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
Discovered in 1974, the rich (4,200 year old) burial from Barnack, Cambridgeshire, has continued to yield secrets ever since. This talk presents recent research on the special set of objects that were placed with his body in the grave, including some of the most spectacular stone and gold objects found anywhere in Britain during this period: the first age of metal. It also presents the results from cutting edge scientific analysis of his human remains. These insights will then be set in the wider context of recent DNA studies that suggest the Barnack man belonged to a period of dramatic change that transformed Britain forever. Dr Neil Wilkin is Curator of the Bronze age collection at The British Museum.
Open to all. Tickets £3 per person. To book, please click here or call Peterborough Museum at 01733 864 663.
Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Talk
'The First Five years of Warboys Archaeology Project' by Roger Mould
Monday 12th November 2018 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Roger started the Warboys Archaeology Project in 2012. Training with professionals and practical experience with the Cambridgeshire lottery-funded Jigsaw group then led to their excavation of a large 16th century site.  Since then they have had considerable success in investigating local Iron Age and Roman sites. Their current challenge is to use their own recent lottery grant to unravel the mysteries of the exact whereabouts of the lost Ramsey Abbey.
Open to all. Members free and visitors £3, accompanied children free. Refreshments available.
Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Autumn Conference
Recent archaeological work in Cambridgeshire
Saturday 17th November 2018
Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
The Cambridge Antiquarian Society's Autumn Conference generally focuses on recent archaeological work in Cambridgeshire and is an opportunity to discuss local archaeological discoveries with staff from local contractors and members of community archaeology groups.
More information will be available on the CAS website in due course: 
Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Herculaneum: an archaeological postcard from the Edge' by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Thursday 22nd November 2018 at 7:30pm
Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.
FenArch - Monthly Talk
'Before the flood: the last upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of the Fenland' by Lawrence Billington (OA East)
Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 7:30pm
Mendi's Restaurant, 21 Old Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1NB
Lawrence Billington s a Project Officer at Oxford Archaeology East and his talk will look at the early and middle period of the Stone Age in the Fens.
Admission: Members of the public are welcome to attend. Entry is £3 for non-members. Booking is essential at or Text: ‭07765 172450‬
Jigsaw Best Practice Guides
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 archaeological sites, identifying archaeological artefacts and on recording and reporting the results of archaeological investigations.
This month's featured best practice guide is: Historical Research Methods for Archaeologists - a guide for archaeologists wishing to conduct historical research