UCP students uncovers secrets of Cambs and Norfolk

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Archaeology and Landscape History students from University Centre Peterborough have been busy helping uncover the secrets of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk’s distant past this summer.

The students’ busy summer started with them participating in excavations with Fen Edge Archaeology Group. The excavations, near Cottenham, investigated Roman remains and enabled students to deliver site tours and workshops for the community and local schools.

First year students also spent a week at Sedgeford History and Archaeology Research Project learning the principles of archaeological site work and gaining valuable hands-on experience, all coming away with a qualification in site work enabling them to work on-site unsupervised.

These fantastic work experience opportunities were rounded off by participating in excavations with Norton Community and Archaeology Group excavating a Neolithic Henge. This provided the opportunity to work on remains from one of the earliest periods of human occupation in Britain, and learn firsthand about life in the distant past; a rare and exciting opportunity.

Bob Hatton, Course Leader for Archaeology and Landscape History at University Centre Peterborough, said: “This is a snap shot of the interesting archaeological work our students have benefited from over the past year. The university is a great place to study Archaeology, with many interesting sites of both national and international significance on its doorstep, and great opportunities to build up industry experience.”

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