Our geophysics equipment arrived! Staff at Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council Historic Environment Team have spent the past two Mondays being trained how to use the resistivity and magnetometry equipment by Pete Masters of Cranfield University so we can teach community archaeology groups. Next Monday we are going to train a few members of affiliated Jigsaw groups how to use the resistivity equipment.

artefact idWe enjoyed our informative first training course on Saturday on Artefact Identification. Chris Faine spoke about animal bone and Stephen Wadeson spoke about pottery through the ages.

Next training course is this Saturday, 3rd March, on Aerial Photography at Cottenham Village College. Still some spaces available - book now if you would like to attend!

picture-36We have great pleasure in announcing our training courses for 2012! These are open to people in Cambridgeshire and are free. Please book your place on a course by email or telephone.

Grey waresThis year's training courses are booking up fast! Book your place now to save disappointment!

We still have a few places available for our Artefact Identification: Pottery and Bone course (J1) this coming Saturday 25th February, and for Aerial Photography (J2) on Saturday 3rd March. Complete the booking form here to register your place.

We are also running a number of unofficial Jigsaw training opportunities. Contact us to find out how we can help your society research Cambridgeshire's past ...

This Saturday, residents and farmers from in and around Wicken will be gathering at Wicken Village Hall to listen to talks, view displays and discuss the Archaeology and Geology of Wicken. The Jigsaw team will be present talking about how locals could get more involved in finding out more about the archaeology of their area. If you live in or around Wicken, do join us this Saturday 4th February from 3-6pm (see poster).