Talk: Tuesday 10 March 2015, 7.30 pm, at the Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College.
Portals to the past: recent finds on the Crossrail archaeology programme by Ian Williamson
Ian Williamson will be giving a talk on ‘Portals to the Past: Recent finds on the Crossrail archaeology programme’. He will explain how the construction of Crossrail through the heart of London is resulting in one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever undertaken in the UK. The project spans 118 kilometres with more than 30 construction sites and has had more than 100 archaeologists involved in the work so far. Finds range from long extinct Ice Age animals to medieval plague burial grounds and more recent Industrial Archaeology of London’s Victorian era.
Post-talk Update: As it happened Jay Carver was unable to give us this talk…he had to be on the BBC’s One Show! Instead Ian Williamson, one of the principle archaeologists on the Crossrail, came and gave a fantastic overview of the archaeology encountered so far on the Crossrail project.