The Oakington Dig project is a multi-faceted research project undertaken by the University of Central Lancashire, Manchester Metropolitan University and Oxford Archaeology East. It comprises two key research areas.

The first, Family Life on the Edge of the Fens, explores the archaeological techniques that can identify the presence of Anglo-Saxon communities within Oakington research area.
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The second area, entitled Bones without Barriers, discusses the continuing ethical circumstances of the excavation and reburial of human remains.
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Oakington Excavation

Learn about the excavations happening at Oakington, including the history of the site and the continuing conservation work. Also access our catalogue of excavated graves.

Bones Without Barriers

Find out about the on-going outreach activities taking place at Oakington, including children's activity booklets, school learning packs and information about the ethics debates in archaeology.


Tuesday 3rd June 2014

The 2014 season of the Oakington Excavations are due to commence in early June. Keep checking this website for blog posts and news on progress and discoveries!

Tuesday 27th May 2014

The Oakington Excavation Grave Catalogue now offers 3D object scans of finds recovered from excavated graves.

Thursday 22nd May 2014

The new Bones Without Barriers website is now online! Please feel free to explore and give us yours thoughts...

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