Experience palaeo-environmentalism at Willingham Mere! June 1-10, 2011

May 23rd, 2011 by

This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to:

** excavate this renowned former fenland lake, prehistoric forestsĀ & animal/bird skeletons;
** receive expert tuition in their identification; and
** learn about the region’s environmental history.

For those wishing less hands-on exposure, there will be daily tours and an accompanying public lecture with Christopher Evans in Willingham’s Baptist Church on June 2nd, 2011 at 7.30pm on “The Digging Environment: Willingham Mere and Prehistoric Wetland Resource-use”. As part of the programme fieldwork tutorials will also be given to RSPB wardens.

This initiative is funded by a University of Cambridge Knowledge Transfer Project-grant, as a shared endeavour between the Cambridge Archaeology Unit (CAU), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Hanson Aggregates.

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