Stapleford Granary

Event description

Once again, the Bury Farm team will be excavating near Stapleford Granary between 10th and 22nd of August 2015.  The team will be small and exploring possible prehistoric and historic features further away from the river this year - this includes a possible ring ditch from the Bronze Age.  As always, there will be several ways the local community can get involved:

1.  Volunteering: If you would be interested in joining the team for at least one of the weeks of excavation.  This is because the team wants volunteers to be able to participate in all sorts of archaeological activities that are not always possible if people only come for a day or so.

2.  Young Archaeologists' morning:  The team invites children between the ages of 8 and 13 to learn about archaeology and the past first hand.  Participants will learn about the river and how people lived in this location during the past - from the prehistoric to modern times. They will be introduced to the techniques that archaeologists use and help uncover evidence about the past environment and people's activities.  The morning is scheduled for the 15th of August 9:30-12:30.  Spaces are limited in order to insure all participants have an appropriate level of tutelage, so registration is required.

3.  Open day:  The team invites the general community to visit the site and get an update about the research conducted last year and our new finds of 2015.  The date will be the 22nd of August.  

In all instances, if you are interested in any of the above, please contact the Bury Farm project through Dr. Sheila Kohring directly this year (sek34@cam.ac.uk) and/or check out the information pages for volunteers at http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/bury-farm/outreach-volunteering.