Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Suffolk Archaeology CIC
13 followers
13 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
What a difference a bit of conservation makes! This gold quarter stater was found on one of our sites recently and was looking a little worse for wear, being covered in about 2000 years' worth of dirt. After careful cleaning it's much closer to its former self.

The coin was probably minted by Dubnovellaunos and this type is typically found in Essex, but also Suffolk and Hertfordshire. Dubnovellaunos ruled areas on both sides of the Thames around the turn of the first century BC/AD, expanding into the territory of the Trinovantes (mainly Essex and parts of Suffolk) around 5 BC.

The obverse side of the coin shows a wreath with crescents at the centre, whilst the reverse shows a horse, with a branch below and a trefoil above.
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
28/07/2017
4 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Over the summer we carried out a few days of geophysical survey at Sutton Hoo with some promising results. With the help of National Trust members and visitors to the centre, we undertook the survey over parts of Garden Field, revealing a potential Roman kiln, settlement ditches and pit type readings. Further data revealed areas of possible human habitation and even an area of cremation activity.

We will be running a second visitor participation day, using a different surveying technique (earth resistance) on the 24th and 25th October for visitors to the Sutton Hoo centre, so if you've ever wanted to try your hand at geophysics, now is your chance! We'll also have a display of results about the previous survey.

Please note that the sessions will run for approximately 45 minutes (weather permitting) at 10.45am, 12.15pm and 2.15pm, and will be first come, first served. Whilst this is a free event, you will need to pay entry to the visitor centre if you're not already a National Trust member. For information on how to get there and entry prices, please visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo
#archaeology   #suttonhoo   #AngloSaxon   #suffolk   #surveying   #geophysics  
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Here's a rather special recent find from our Fornham All Saints excavation. This is a Roman disc brooch from the 2nd century, with an enamel petal design. The remains of the hinge and catchplate for fastening the brooch are still visible on the reverse.
#Roman #archaeology   #suffolk   #eastanglia   #burystedmunds #brooch  
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Come along to our Open Day as part of the Festival of Archaeology on July 30th, 2016, 10am-4pm. Entrance is free and you'll get a chance to meet some of our team, see artefacts and results from recent excavations, as well as seeing how we analyse our findings.

There will also be a display of practical activities from our colleagues at Hands on Heritage and you can get ideas about how you can get involved with archaeology too, from the practical side, to being an armchair archaeologist!

#archaeology   #suffolk   #eastanglia   #essex   #needhammarket   #FestivalOfArchaeology   #events  
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
As part of the #FestivalOfArchaeology  we are hosting an open day on July 30th, 2016. Come along to our Needham Market warehouse to see displays of artefacts from various sites, information on what we do and ways that you can get involved too! Entrance is free and we will be open from 10am-4pm.

We're still working on the displays, so check our news feed regularly for further details http://suffolkarchaeology.co.uk/news/forthcoming-events

#suffolk   #archaeology   #eastanglia   #Roman   #prehistory   #Saxon   #essex   #norfolk  
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Anglo-Saxon Rendlesham Conference
September 24, 10AM-5PM, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk Archaeology is sponsoring this one day conference that is being organised by Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. It will focus on the results of recent investigations at Rendlesham, Suffolk, conducted between 2008 and 2014.

The site was discovered when Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service organised systematic metal detecting over an area thought to include the palace mentioned by the Venerable Bede in around 730 describing events in the later 7th century. The detecting was followed up with geophysics and excavation.

The panel of speakers includes Professors Chris Scull and Tom Williamson and local archaeologists Faye Minter, Andrew Rogerson and Jude Plouviez. Discussions will be led by Professor Martin Carver, Catherine Hills and Leslie Webster. Please visit Suffolk Heritage Rendlesham Conference for a full downloadable programme.

Tickets are available from: https://www.theapex.co.uk/whats-on/event/2923/anglo-saxon-rendlesham

Please visit our website for other events, news and site updates: http://suffolkarchaeology.co.uk/news

#suffolk   #archaeology   #essex   #Saxon   #heritage   #suffolkarchaeologycic   #burystedmunds  
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
IRON AGE WITNESHAM
To be held at St Mary's Church Fete, Witnesham, Suffolk, Saturday 25TH June 2016, 2PM - 4.30PM. Entry is free.

Jezz Meredith (from #Suffolk #Archaeology ) will be presenting a display of finds and preliminary results from our recent excavations at Jack's Field. The project has discovered an Iron Age settlement with a dense scatter of pits and features such as a four-post structure, indicating domestic occupation during the period. Finds included an assemblage of fine handmade black burnished decorated pottery and an interesting group of loom weights, including an unusual complete triangular example. Roman features have also been recorded, including field ditch systems.

For details of our other events, talks and news of our sites, check out our website: http://suffolkarchaeology.co.uk/news/forthcoming-events
#Events   #News   #Prehistory   #Roman   #Essex   #eastanglia  
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Check out our forthcoming #events  page for more #Suffolk   #archaeology  open days and talks. We've recently had two great open days at our Fornham All Saints #prehistoric  and #Roman  site, as well at Kentford, revealing a previously unknown #Saxon  settlement of halls, sunken-featured buildings and burials. Coming up in June is a talk on the Eye Saxon site, to be held in Debenham. See the link for more details on this.
#Outreach  
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Earlier this month we visited our Hands on Heritage #experimental   #archaeology  site in Tunstall, #Suffolk , where we tried out a range of different activities, including flint knapping, traditional cooking and various other crafts. Check out the link to see more and for more information on our #Outreach  services try http://handsonheritage.weebly.com/
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Here are a few of our photos from a recent site in Bury St Edmunds, showing a small medieval building, possibly a kitchen, with a series of associated finds. These include ornate pottery, a possible chatelaine chain, an antler gaming counter, a spindle whorl, a boy bishop token, bone working waste and pieces of roof and floor tile, all of medieval to late-medieval date. #archaeology   #suffolk   #medieval   #pottery   #crafts  
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
BSE 493 Guildhall Feoffment School
13 Photos - View album
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded