This Land and Oxford Archaeology were delighted to host two successful public open days on 24th and 29th September at the Worts Causeway / Eddeva Park site following a second round of digs that uncovered a Bronze Age burial mound and associated cemetery.
Members of the public were offered guided tours of the site where archaeologists have unearthed 12 burials and five urned cremations, along with other artefacts associated with settlements of the Bronze Age. The open days allowed the team at Oxford Archaeology East to share their work with local historical and archaeological groups, members of the press and local residents.
The team from Oxford Archaeology East have been carrying out the excavation at the 7.7-hectare Eddeva Park site which sits between Worts Causeway and Babraham Road since early 2022, focusing on the southern part of the site where this discovery was made.
Brenda Kibblewhite, Head of Sales and Marketing at This Land said: “Having revealed some exciting findings at our Eddeva Park site, we were delighted to host the open events and help the local community understand more about the hidden heritage of the area. People were given the opportunity to look at the dig and meet the experts face-to-face.”
There will be a programme of post-excavation assessment and analysis of the artefacts and environmental samples which will be recorded and published for future generations to enjoy.