Archaeologist will uncover Stonea Camp’s secrets at special event

PUBLISHED: 14:07 15 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:07 15 May 2013

Stonea Camp

Stonea Camp

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THE history of Stonea Camp hill fort, recognised as one of the most important archaeological sites in Britain, will be brought to life by an archaeologist and storyteller at a special event on Wednesday.

The site, near Wimblington, was the scene of some of the most important events surrounding the Iceni tribe and Romans in Fenland.

Stephen Macaulay, senior project manager at Oxford Archaeology East said: “Stonea Camp is a wonderful site and one of the most important archaeological sites in East Anglia, if not Britain itself.

“Indeed it is perhaps the first site in the whole of Britain which enters the historical, as well as archaeological record and people should take this opportunity to discover its secrets.”

The fort formed part of the frontier of the Iceni tribe of Norfolk, who twice rose in revolt against the Roman invaders.

A free guided walk will begin at the car park by the Nissan Hut beyond Stitches Farm at the end of the track at 7pm.

Most of the site is accessible for people with restricted mobility and there is no need to book in advance.

For more details on this or any other guided walks on the ancient monuments contact Cambridgeshire Archaeology at 01223 728564. Details are also on Cambridgeshire County Council’s website at http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/archaeology/

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