26th July 2021:

For this year's Festival of Archaeology, Oxford Archaeology has produced a series of videos exploring archaeological treasures hidden in plain site.

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest archaeological service providers in the UK, but what you might not realise is that we have regional bases in Lancaster and in Cambridge. This summer, our archaeologists have been exploring the heritage sites on our doorsteps in the North and East to bring you a new series of virtual walking tour videos called 'Hidden in Plain Site'.

In Lancaster, Rachel Newman and Adam Parsons of Oxford Archaeology North tour the archaeology on Castle Hill, Church Street and Moor Lane. And in Cambridge, Stephen Macaulay and Clemency Cooper of Oxford Archaeology East take a stroll from Castle Mound through Arbury and King’s Hedges following the route of Akeman Street, a Roman road.

These will premiere on the Oxford Archaeology YouTube channel later this week, and remain available online to view afterwards:

Hidden in Lancaster 17:00 Wednesday 28th July 2021 https://youtu.be/lhfRkl-BEtg

Hidden in Cambridge 17:00 Thursday 29th July 2021 https://youtu.be/IaWc1g-uiP0

The Festival of Archaeology is the UK’s biggest annual celebration of archaeology and is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology.