Archaeologists digging one of the roundhouses at Field 44. The image shows part of its circular foundations.

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A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet

  • An archaeologist working on an Iron Age Roundhouse at Field 44 on the A428

    About Field 44

    We’ve been busy digging with the Cambridge Archaeological Unit as part of the wider programme of archaeological work for the proposed National Highways A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvement Scheme.
  • The Black Cat roundabout, with vehicles driving through

    About the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements

    National Highways is proposing to upgrade the route between the Black Cat roundabout and Caxton Gibbet roundabout with a new 10-mile dual carriageway and a number of junction improvements.
  • A group of archaeologists at Field 44, standing while holding their shovels and pick-axe

    Meet the Team

    A team of archaeologists from MOLA and the Cambridge Archaeological Unit have been working at Field 44 over the past 8 months.

  • The highways to the past cover artwork, showing a road sign with the words 'Iron Age' and 'Roman Period'

    Highways to the Past

    Ever wondered how we know where to dig? What’s it like working on an archaeological site?

  • An archaeologist holding a camera while filming on site at Field 44. More archaeologists are digging in the background.

    Video and image gallery

    Here you will find images and videos from Field 44.
  • Interactive StoryMap

    This interactive tool reveals where various finds were discovered by mapping their locations onto site plans produced by the archaeology field teams.

Excavations at Field 44 are being undertaken by archaeologists from MOLA and the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, as part of the proposed National Highways A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvement Scheme managed by Skanska.

Find out more about the scheme on the National Highways website.

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