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Archaeology of Childhood


The Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (MAA) and Cambridgeshire County Council’s Historic Environment Team are delighted to announce that we have secured a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new exhibition about the archaeology of childhood, due to open at MAA in January 2016. You can read the official announcement here.

Over the next 11 months, the project team will be working with archaeology units, local museums, community groups, schools and archaeology/history societies to help us identify and interpret artefacts of childhood from our area.

Find out more about the project on the Archaeology of Childhood blog. Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section of the blog or by contacting us directly at

The project team will be reporting on their progress through the Archaeology of Childhood blog, as well as giving behind-the-scenes stories and photographs about researching, designing and mounting an exhibition.

In the meantime, here’s the first group of objects: two Roman figurines from a child’s grave discovered in Arrington, Cambridgeshire. You can see them on display at MAA in the Cambridge Gallery.

Archaeology of Childhood blog

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