Seeking Howe's

600 years ago, Howe's was a satellite community of Cambridge, England. Then it disappeared off the map. Now archaeologists have begun investigating Howe's, along with three other villages, that ringed the medieval university town.

Most of the town now lies beneath Huntingdon Road, but advance excavations have revealed evidence of the settlement including pits, postholes, and boundary ditches, pottery, a silver farthing and a horse stirrup. Experts hope to discover why the town disappeared in the 15th century.