2006 Excavations

During 2006 CAMARC, now Oxford Archaeology East, undertook further evaluation of the cemetery site at Oakington because of the building work for the hall. Following this evaluation, two more open area excavations were conducted; one at the site of the new sports pavilion and the second near the multi-use games area.

Seventeen burials were excavated during this project and are contemporary with the rest of the cemetery. Interest generated in the village at this point set the foundations for the community project and the later excavations that where to come.

The excavations revealed new information about the wider archaeological history of Oakington; and new discoveries included Palaeolithic hand axes about a kilometre away from the cemetery. This find and others were identified because of community driven systematic test pitting throughout villagers gardens, evidence of Medieval and Roman pottery has helped to piece together the history and development of Oakington.