Fen Edge Archaeology Group was formed in 2008 and our principal aim is to promote further understanding of the archaeology in the parishes of Willingham, Rampton, Cottenham, Landbeach and Waterbeach, which are in the county of Cambridgeshire. The group takes its name from its origins in the Fen Edge Community Association.
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FEAG talk: Thursday 19 January, 7.30 pm, at the Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College
‘Archaeology and Genetics in Oceania: the History of Humans and Their Crops in the Pacific’ by Andrew Clarke
Doors open 7.15 pm; meeting begins 7.30 pm
The islands of Oceania (or the Pacific Ocean) are fascinating places to study human history. The Pacific Ocean covers one third of the Earth’s surface and, although dominated by water, contains some 25,000 islands. The majority of these islands were either inhabited in prehistory (the pre-European era) or show evidence of prehistoric human contact. Oceania is the location of some of the oldest human migration events (e.g. New Guinea) and some of the most recent (e.g. New Zealand). This lecture will describe how archaeology and genetics are being combined to understand how humans have moved across the Pacific, the tempo and mode of crop selection, and how agriculture has spread across a vast island world. Some areas of current research and unresolved questions in the human history of the Pacific will also be discussed.
Andrew Clarke is an Early Career Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
Note: The Tony Cooper Suite is in the sixth form block behind the main school.
The speaker previously announced had to cancel so we are grateful to Andrew for stepping-in.
FEAG has been holding a series of monthly practical workshops since 5th
February 2013. We are fortunate enough to have been offered use of the
premises and some of the facilities of Oxford Archaeology East for evening
sessions on the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9pm – some of our
workshops are held there and others in Cottenham.
We have been using the workshops to work on the full recording of the small
finds from the Twenty Pence Project excavations and will continue with that
process and other aspects of the Twenty Pence Project following our most
recent season of fieldwork in July 2014. All members are welcome to join us.
Please contact the secretary by email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you would
like to take part.