RSPB TALK/ THE HANSON-RSPB WETLAND PROJECT STORY:
Barrows, Birds and Biodiversity – 3,000 BC to 2013
Chris Hudson, RSPB Project Manager and Robin Standring, RSPB Reserves Archaeology Officer
Location: RECTOR’S HALL, Earith (Colne Road – next to Smartdrive)
Tuesday 16th April – 7.30pm
Tickets £5 (Friends of Rector’s Hall £4.50) [to include a glass of wine]
Tickets available on the door.
For many years now, there has been a very fruitful cooperation between the RSPB, Hanson Aggregates and Cambridge Archaeological Unit; all three organisations are part of the Ouse Washes Partnership and play an active role in the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme, on the Board (RSPB), as deliverers of projects within the scheme (RSPB; Cambridge Archaeological Unit), or as part of our wider Partner Forum (Hanson Aggregates).
As a result of extensive aggregate extraction, in advance of habitat restoration schemes in the area, numerous fascinating archaeological sites have been excavated. This research has revealed many sites from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman periods, many of which are considered of national significance.
There is a whole range of information on the web relating to the archaeological finds from the different periods, all of which were done as a result of the RSPB – Hanson cooperation. look here for more information.