Tag: Local Archaeology

The Allure and Appeal of an Anglo-Saxon Cross from Trumpington

The Trumpington Cross has been endlessly reproduced on MAA's shop products including postcards, tote bags, fridge magnets, keyrings and even a ruler. But what makes it so appealing?

Gerard Davis

2 April 2024

Beneath Our Feet: Medieval Cambridge

As workmen dug in 1908 to build new lecture rooms for the University, the remains of buildings became exposed, revealing the existence of a thriving monastical community in medieval England.

Eleanor Wilkinson

5 March 2024

Bed Burials and Mobility in the Early Middle Ages

Bed burials were rarer in England than in Europe. Unearthed in 2011, the Trumpington bed burial unveils a fascinating narrative of mobility, femininity, and Christianity in the Early Middle Ages.

Emma Brownlee

13 February 2024

A Fortuitous Day in 2020 and an Iron Age Gold Coin

In the scorching August heat of 2020, Rob Law's metal detecting adventure led him to an extraordinary find. Amidst corn stubble, a golden glimmer caught his eye—a rare Iron Age coin.

Rob Law

5 December 2023

Q&A with the Curator of MAA’s Latest Exhibition

What goes into curating a successful exhibition? How are objects and stories selected? Who is involved in the process? Rebecca Rees explores these questions with the curator of MAA's recent exhibition.

Rebecca Rees

9 November 2023

On Yer Bike: A Review of MAA’s Current Exhibition, Beneath Our Feet

Les, a volunteer, reviews MAA's current exhibition, characterising it as a compelling show spotlighting objects and narratives that serve as catalysts for profound contemplation.

Les Andrews

5 October 2023

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