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Talk: Thursday 16 March 2017, 7.30 pm at Rampton Village Hall.

Excavations at Northstowe by Alison Dickens

NB The venue for this talk is Rampton Village Hall, Church End, Rampton CB24 8QA

Doors open 7.15 pm; meeting begins 7.30 pm

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Alison Dickens will talk about the excavations prior to the development of  Northstowe – what was found during Phase 1 and the early stages of Phase 2 and looking forward to further work.

Phase 1 was on the site of the old golf course near Longstanton and the archaeology there was completed in late 2015. Evidence was found for occupation in the Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods. The Romano-British hamlet found in Phase 1 seems to have been a ‘standard’ Roman rural settlement, as actually a second Roman settlement has already been identified in Phase 2,  just half a kilometre away to the south and potentially around the same size as Roman Cambridge. FEAG members spent two weeks digging on part of the Romano-British settlement in 2015. As part of the second phase of excavations, there will be community work, open days, and work with primary schools.

Alison Dickens is a manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and head of Access Cambridge Archaeology.

For more information on the site, see: https://accesscambridgearchaeology.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/northstowe-phase-two/

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NB: The venue for this talk is Rampton Village Hall,

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