Two members of the MOLA team interviewing the archaeologists on site at Field 44

Highways to the Past

Ever wondered how we know where to dig? What’s it like working on an archaeological site? How do we know what life was like thousands of years ago?

Find out the answers on our new podcast, 'Highways to the past'.

Hosted by MOLA Archaologists, Caroline Barrie-Smith and Andrew Henderson-Schwartz, in each episode you will hear from a number of different specialists working on Field 44, part of the archaeological work for the proposed National Highways A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvement Scheme. From the initial surveys done on the site to the microscopic finds being analysed in the lab, you'll join the journey as together we gradually reconstruct the story of this important rural settlement.

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Episode 1

Episode 2

  • 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.

  • 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.