History of Stonea Camp brought to life by archaeologist and storyteller

Stonea Camp is the lowest lying Iron Age fort in Britain.

Stonea Camp is the lowest lying Iron Age fort in Britain. - Credit: Archant

ALMOST 50 people enjoyed a tour of Stonea Camp with an archaeological expert.

David Crawford-White, of Oxford Archaeology East, spoke about the history and archaeology of the site, which lies on what was once the border of the Iceni and the Coritani tribes.

Described as the lowest ‘hill’ fort in England, it has been occupied since the Bronze Age and is believed to be the site of a major battle between the conquering Romans and the Iceni tribe, whose queen was named Boudicca.

After the tour of the site, about 30 of the visitors stayed to hear professional storyteller Paul Jackson recount the story of the Boudiccan Revolt.

Boudicca, enraged by an attack on her by a Roman tax collector in the aftermath of her husband’s death, united the local tribes and sacked the Roman cities,

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Mr Jackson will return to March on Sunday June 9 to tell family stories as part of the March Summer Festival Picnic in the Park.

To find out more about archaeological events in Cambridgeshire go to http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/archaeology/outreach

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