In a quiet corner of Suffolk, fledgling archaeologists are hard at work uncovering the hidden history of the east of England.
Teams of students are digging 1m square plots and painstakingly recording artefacts that could provide clues to villages abandoned in the 14th century. The dig organised by University of Cambridge archaeologists brings together student volunteers and pupils from local schools as part of the department’s efforts to engage disadvantaged pupils.
Overseeing the work is Dr Carenza Lewis, director of Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA), and a veteran of Channel 4′s Time Team. She says that archaeology lends itself well to outreach work by providing the “thrill of discovery” and a chance for school pupils to connect with student volunteers and academics. Read more.