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A copper-alloy jetton depicting Giuseppe Garibaldi, found near Winston. This jetton commemorates the Italian general, Garibaldi, who was known as the “Hero of the Two Worlds”. He grew his international reputation as a liberal Republican revolutionary soldier fighting in South America. Garibaldi is best known for his contribution to the unification of Italy in 1861Continue reading “Garibaldi Jetton, Winston”
Whilst working on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Enhancement Project, our colleague Dr Hannah Cutler delved into the invaluable works from some of East Anglia’s most pioneering and influential figures in prehistoric archaeology in Suffolk. Here are just a few of the many key archaeologists Hannah has come across the most during her project. Nina LayardContinue reading “The People Behind our Understanding of Suffolk’s Prehistoric Archaeology”
1.5 million archaeological objects have been unearthed by the public and recorded through the national Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) – a staggering 81,750 of these were from Suffolk! To celebrate this monumental milestone, Anna and Riccardo from our Finds Recording Team have picked out their Top 10 favourite finds from Suffolk to share with you.Continue reading “Top 10 Finds from Suffolk”
A small copper-alloy fragment of an Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) cruciform brooch, dating to AD 500-600 and depicting a bird’s head, found near Blaxhall. The Finds Recording Team were excited to discover that this small fragment came from a brooch, which was found 20 years earlier! When looking for a parallel on the national Portable AntiquitiesContinue reading “Anglo-Saxon Brooch – Fragment Reunited, Blaxhall”
A geophysical survey was undertaken by volunteers to investigate the archaeology at Rendlesham, where there is a large Anglo-Saxon settlement – the aim was to see whether this activity extended into this new area. During a very cold week in January 2019, local volunteers joined the Archaeological Service in Rendlesham to learn how to conductContinue reading “Geophysical Survey at Rendlesham”
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