Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'Roman Graffiti' by Paddy Lambert (OA East)
Wednesday 1st May 2019 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)

St Neots Local History Society - Monthly Talk
'Flag Fen to Must Farm' by Stuart Orme (Cromwell Museum)
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
Peterborough has some of the most remarkable Bronze Age archaeology in the world, from the amazingly preserved prehistoric causeway at Flag Fen, comprising more than 60,000 upright timbers and 250,000 horizontal planks, to the incredible find of a burnt village dating back some 3,000 years at Must Farm. Excavation at these sites has revealed not only incredibly well-preserved artefacts but a real glimpse into Bronze Age life.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)

Cambridgeshire Bird Club - Monthly Talk
‘Wild birds in human history: the archaeological approach’ by Umberto Albarella (University of Sheffield)
Friday 10 May, 2019 at 8pm
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, CB24 8UA.
Many people love birds because of their beauty, songs and overall contribution to our countryside. We love birds but we also need birds and in that respect they are worthy or our care and protection. It is less often considered, however, that birds have also had a fundamental role in shaping our past and that, as such, they are part of our historical as well as natural heritage. In this talk Umberto Albarella will provide some examples of how archaeologists have studied birds in order to understand past human societies and the way the relationship between humans and birds has operated. Umberto Albarella has a first degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Naples (Italy), but he has been interested in anthropology and then archaeology since his undergraduate days. He has worked in the UK since 1993 and is now Professor of Zooarchaeology at the University of Sheffield.
All welcome. Non-members pay £2

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'A Place of Arrivals: Archaeologial investigations on the Cape Verde Islands' by Marie Louise Sørensen (University of Cambridge) and Chris Evans (CAU)
Monday 13th May 2019 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
'Lost and Found: Grave Goods of the Abbots of Peterborough' by Hannah Saunders
Monday 13th May 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
This talk draws on recent research by the speaker on the thirteenth-century Benedictine Abbots of Peterborough, and the funerary culture associated with the monastery. Hannah is an Artist and Medieval Art Historian currently based in Cambridgeshire. In 2015 she completed her BA HONS in Documentary Photography at The University of Wales, Newport, and in 2018 she graduated from The Courtauld Institute of Art with an MA specialising in The Supernatural Middle Ages.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).

Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Archaeology along the East Anglia ONE cable route: changing the landscape of the River Deben Valley in east Suffolk' by Andy Peachey (Archaeological Solutions)
Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 7:30pm
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
The excavation of a cable route to serve the East Anglia ONE off shore wind farm has allowed an unprecedented opportunity for archaeologists to investigate the landscape of the Deben Valley and its tributaries to the east and north of Ipswich.  Archaeologists have recorded remains of every period, including new evidence for late Bronze age settlement and enclosures, with field systems similar to those still present today; as well as Roman farmsteads that relate closely to a Saxon hall and village.  But most notable is a monumental prehistoric enclosure situated on a hill slope that contains a wooden trackway. The preservation of this trackway is exceptional due to the presence of springs that kept the vast ditch system waterlogged. The trackway may have acted as a platform within a monument that was designed to be viewed at the head of the river valley, with initial radiocarbon dates indicating it was established close to the beginning of the early Neolithic period, and re-laid subsequently in that period, coinciding with the establishment of agrarian communities in Britain. Prehistoric pottery is rare on the site, but other artefacts have suggested a hugely symbolic purpose.
All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.

Wimpole History Festival 2019
20th - 23rd June 2019
Wimpole Estate, Arrington, SG8 0BW
Booking has opened for events taking place during the third annual Wimpole History Festival at the National Trust's Wimpole Estate. Advance booking is required for many of the talks and activities. One of the talks will be on 'Investigations of the Roman Landscape at Wimpole' by the National Trust's archaeologist, Shannon Hogan, reviewing the finds of OA East's excavations at Lamp Hill last year.

Festival of Archaeology 2019
13th - 28th July 2019
A national festival of events to showcase the work of archaeologists and archaeological discoveries. It is being coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology as part of their 75th anniversary celebrations in 2019. For more information and to discover events taking place,