Lewis, C., Pryor, A. and Ranson, C., (2013). Archaeological Test Pit Excavations in Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, 2012. University of Cambridge: Access Cambridge Archaeology.

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Archaeological Test Pit Excavations in Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, 2012
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Access Cambridge Archaeology unpublished report series
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accessca1-158480_1.pdf (3 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1022307
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This report presents the results of the 'Time Detectives' programme of archaeological excavation of 10 1m2 'test pits' in the Cambridgeshire village of Swaffham Bulbeck in spring 2012. The programme was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was intended to enable schools pupils and adults affected by autism engaging with local charity Red2Green to work together to explore their local heritage. Over three days, more than 50 people took part in the excavations which provided new evidence for the development of the area now occupied by the village from the prehistoric period onwards. This appears to have been lightly used by humans in the prehistoric and Roman period until the late 9th century AD when a small settlement appears to have developed near the site of the present church. This settlement expanded north in the 12th-14th centuries, when a new planned extension, Newnham End, was founded. This period of growth ceased in the 14th century, when the new settlement may have been at least partly abandoned. Revival did not take hold until perhaps the 17th or 18th centuries. By successfully involving adults affected by autism, local primary and secondary school pupils and local residents in organising and undertaking the excavations, the 'Time Detectives' excavations enabled participants to find out more about autism and about their local heritage, and showed how effectively archaeological excavation can bring diverse people together.
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C Lewis
A Pryor
C Ranson
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Access Cambridge Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cambridgeshire Historic Environment Record (OASIS Reviewer)
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2013
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Site: Swaffham Bulbeck
Parish: SWAFFHAM BULBECK
District: EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Cambridgeshire
Location - Auto Detected: Swaffham Bulbeck
Location - Auto Detected: Newnham End
Grid Reference: 555510, 262270 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: Animal Remains Uncertain
Find: Burnt Flint Uncertain
Find: Flake Uncertain
Find: Sherd Early Iron Age
Find: Sherd Early Medieval
Find: Sherd Late Bronze Age
Find: Sherd Medieval
Find: Sherd Post Medieval
Find: Sherd Roman
Monus: Layer Early Medieval
Monus: Layer Medieval
Monus: Layer 20th Century
Monus: Layer Post Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: 18th Centuries
Prehistoric
Temporal - Auto Detected: Late 9th Century Ad
Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected: 14th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected: 17th
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OASIS Id: accessca1-158480
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A4, plastic comb bound, 90 pages
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25 Nov 2016
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