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August 2014

Caistor Roman Project 2014

Caistor test pitting

The Caistor project has recently gained funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to pursue new research in the village of Caistor itself to develop the skills of our members, ensuring that we are sustainable over the long term and that we are equipped to lead independent research. Using test-pits, geophysics, archival research and oral history, the research will encompass study of the area from earliest times to the development of the modern village, as well as investigating the occupation of the outskirts of the Roman town. Keep up with the project news on our Wordpress blog here.

March 2014

Norwich Castle

What we did for the Romans: Britain in the Roman Empire

Saturday 22nd March 2014 at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. A conference to accompany a British Museum Tour Roman Empire: Towns and People. Click here for more details.

February 2014

South Norfolk Council will be holding a family activity day at Caistor again this year on Saturday 24th May. Details to follow.

May 2013

Fun Day

A fun filled day for all the family featuring:

• Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, tells her story.

• Meet Roman and Iceni soldiers.

• Guided tours of Venta Icenorum - Caistor Roman Town.

• Excavate a Roman Burial Box!

• Learn about the secrets uncovered by the excavations on the site.

• Handle genuine Roman artefacts.

• Make your own Roman or Celtic shield and sword.

• Create a Roman mosaic.

Caistor Church will be open and serving Cream Teas. Refreshments will be available on site. For more information call 01508 533816.

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User Impact Survey 2013 - We would like to hear your thoughts about how effective the project has been at changing perceptions of the Roman town. Please take a few minutes to download and complete the questionnaire and return it by email to caistorromanproject@gmail.com or by post to: Caistor Roman Project, c/o Natasha Harlow, Department of Archaeology, Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich, NR1 3JQ. Please return by: Monday 20 May 2013.

- User Impact Survey 2013

September 2012

We've come to the end of this year's dig and what a great one it's been. A big thank you to all our sponsors, our hard working and enthusiastic volunteers and to students from the University of Nottingham & the University of Pennsylvania for making it such a successful and enjoyable 3 weeks.

August 2012

We're into our third and final week of digging, so if you haven't been to see us yet, don't delay! The video below shows some amazing aerial footage of our dig in progress, shot by Elliot from HexCam using a radio-controlled multirotor UAV - the Octocopter! More details on our blog.

August 2012

trench 11We're away! Caistor dig 2012 has got off to a flying start under sunny skies. As usual, we're open to the public (9.30 - 17.00 seven days a week), so do pop over and see us. Our marquee is packed full of information about the project, not to mention a range of tempting merchandise. Guides will be on hand to explain the latest findings from the trenches.

Roman cavalrymanFamily weekend 18th and 19th August (10am to 4pm).

Don't miss this year's family weekend. There will be a range of children's activities, including face painting (sat) and a visit from a Roman cavalryman (sun).

Follow the dig's progress on the projects' blog, FaceBook and Twitter (@willbowden#caistor).

July 2012

This year's excavation at Caistor St Edmund will officially begin on the 11th August and will run for 3 weeks. As in previous years, visitors are more than welcome.

Follow the dig's progress on the projects' blog, FaceBook and Twitter (@willbowden#caistor).

May 2012

Congratulations go to Jenny Press whose Iceni horse design (below) has been voted by you to be this year's Caistor dig T-shirt logo!

Thanks to everyone who took part and please continue to support Caistor Roman Project by purchasing a t-shirt at the dig in August!

Iceni horse

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