21st February 2020:
Archaeology is the focus of the latest episode of the Wintringham 2020 podcast series produced by Urban&Civic and features interviews with staff from OA East.
Wintringham is named after the former farmland area which had links to a historic hamlet dating back to the 11th century. It was identified as a location for a sustainable urban extension to the market town of St Neots in Cambridgeshire over a decade ago, when Oxford Archaeology East carried out the initial evaluation trenching of the site.
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 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.”
The podcast is available now to listen to at: https://wintringham.org/podcasts/
And there’s a guide to help people who are new to podcasts here: https://wintringham.org/how-to-listen-to-podcasts/