Ancient DNA analysis of an Anglo-Saxon woman from East Anglia, afflicted with leprosy, has indicated that there could be a link between the spread of the disease and squirrels. The discovery adds to the already comparatively high number of medieval leprosy cases from the region.
The year is on the turn. As summer slips undeniably into autumn, it is a time of new beginnings, not only thanks to the changing seasons but also to our associating these months with the start of the new school or university year. There have been changes afoot at CA too; as we drift towards […]
Peterborough and its surrounding area has been an important centre for settlement, industry and trade for many thousands of years. Under the “Peterborough Archaeology” banner the local amateur archaeology group, FRAG, provides a focal point for all things archaeological in the area. The group runs a programme of lectures, visits, and workshops, and provides training […]