Following a major archaeological excavation at a new homes development site on the south-east fringes of Cambridge, This Land and Oxford Archaeology will be hosting two public open days offering guided tours at the site on 24th and 29th September.
A team from Oxford Archaeology East has recently completed the second round of digs at the Worts Causeway/ Eddeva Park site and uncovered a Bronze Age burial mound with associated cemetery. The archaeologists have identified 12 burials and five urned cremations which are associated with the settlement.
The site open days will be on the 24th & 29th September with 30 minute guided tours with space for 25 people per group, limited spaces apply. This will allow the team of archaeologists to share their work with local historical and archaeological groups, the local school, parish council, members of the press and local residents.
The two open days will be the only opportunity to get on site and physically see the archaeological findings prior to the main building works recommencing. Findings at the settlement will be recorded and published, and any artefacts safely recovered and removed for future generations to enjoy.
Brenda Kibblewhite, Head of Sales and Marketing at This Land said: “We are delighted to be able to host this event to help the local community understand more about the hidden heritage of the area. The early phases of our Eddeva Park development have revealed some exciting findings and this is a great opportunity to look at this historical work and meet experts face-to-face.”
In early October, This Land™ will continue with the construction of 230 new homes, which includes affordable housing. The Eddeva Park scheme will include a mix of one and two-bed starter homes to larger family homes, with all dwellings having a low carbon footprint and benefiting from efficient heating systems and solar panels.
These events have now taken place.