Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region is an exciting new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The displays explore what local archaeological discoveries can tell us about the lives of those who walked this landscape centuries before us.

The exhibition includes objects from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s collection, as well as loans from: The British Museum, the Fox family, Girton College, Cambridge, Museum of Cambridge, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Oxford Archaeology, Cambridgeshire County Council and Robert Law.

Material on display includes Neolithic axes, textile fibres which are remarkable survivors from the Bronze Age, a mysterious Roman lead tank which continues to baffle experts, the stunning burial goods of a teenage girl from the early medieval period, evidence of one of Cambridge’s medieval friaries, a 17th century Germanic Bellarmine jug (which were often reused as so-called witch bottles) and much more!

Silver Strap End, Meldreth, Cambridgeshire. Early Medieval, 9th – early 10th century. MAA 2018.98.
Sherd from a Grimstone ware jug depicting a human face, Wintringham, Cambridgeshire. 14th Century. MAA 1977.755.
Bronze strap slide depicting a male head in profile. West Wickham, Cambridgeshire. Possibly Roman. MAA 2015.65.


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