Test Pitting Project

Test Pitting Project
Over the five years from 2013 to 2017, 33 test pits were excavated in a scatter across the
current area of the village of Stapleford in South Cambridgeshire. For the first year the
project was included in the Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA) programme run by
Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) out of the Department of Archaeology and
Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. For reasons of funding constraints, it was then
continued as a community dig for the following four years, organised by Stapleford History
Society but using the ACA methodology for digging, recording and reporting so as to
maintain consistency and comparability.
John Street, who has led this project on behalf of Stapleford History Society, made a presentation and led discussion on the findings at a special meeting of Stapleford History Society on Sunday October 6th at Stapleford Pavilion.
The presentation and discussions can be found under Meeting Reports/2019 on this website
 A full report, produced by Access Cambridge Archaeology can be read by clicking the link below
A shorter summary of the project report, produced by Kathleen Foreman on behalf of the local test pitting group, can be read by clicking the link below