Oxford Archaeology contributes to Wintringham podcast series

21 February 2020
Oxford archaeology team
Oxford Archaeology at Wintringham St Neots

The brand new podcast episode, Archaeology, is now available to listen to, and features interviews with staff from Oxford Archaeology East.

Wintringham is named after the former farmland area which had links to a historic hamlet dating back to the 11th century. Over a decade ago, Oxford Archaeology East carried out the initial evaluation trenching of the site, when it was identified as a location for a sustainable urban extension to the market town of St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

In 2017, OA East returned to complete the first of five phases of excavation which will be undertaken ahead of construction of schools, shops, play areas and other facilities alongside new homes. The main focus of this excavation was an area of mid to late Iron Age settlement and agriculture at the north of the site.

The Archaeology podcast captures a guided tour given by Senior Project Manager, Tom Phillips, to a local resident and her son, and their reactions when getting the chance to handle a selection of the archaeological artefacts found close to where they live.

OA’s Community Archaeology Manager, Clemency Cooper, said “We were delighted when Urban&Civic invited us to work on this podcast series and had a great day working recording the content for the archaeology episode. We look forward to sharing more insights into the archaeological process and our discoveries with local residents in the near future.”

Find out more at: oxfordarchaeology.com

The podcast is available now to listen on our podcasts page.

You can also find out more and download the podcasts as they become available from the Wintringham website or follow @wearewintringham on Instagram and Facebook.

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