Soil Micromorphology from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021

Featured image: Professor French taking soil samples. Professor Charles French is a professor of geoarchaeology at University of Cambridge, and the specialist advisor in environmental sampling for the Rendlesham Revealed project. Charly has completed the initial analysis of the environmental sampling taken from the Rendlesham excavations last summer. Charly is our guest writer this weekContinue reading “Soil Micromorphology from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021”

Roman Pottery Production, Lavenham

Featured Image: The upper vessels in the firing chamber of the Roman kiln © Archaeological Solutions ( now Wardell Armstrong) In 2019, archaeological excavation on the edge of Lavenham at Bears Lane revealed evidence of two phases of Roman activity dating from the 1st to 3rd Century AD, including well preserved evidence for pottery production.Continue reading “Roman Pottery Production, Lavenham”

Medieval Farmstead, Stowupland

Featured Image: aerial view of excavation area, looking north-east © Oxford Archaeology East In 2021, excavations revealed evidence of a medieval farmstead in Stowupland, south of Gipping Road. Oxford Archaeology East carried out a trial trench evaluation and excavation work ahead of a proposed residential development, which revealed a medieval farmstead consisting of field boundaryContinue reading “Medieval Farmstead, Stowupland”

The Second Season of Excavation at Freston

In 2021, the Freston Archaeological Research Mission returned for their second season of excavation to investigate the Early Neolithic causewayed enclosure at Freston. Dr Tristan Carter, our guest writer for this week, tells us all about it. After a year’s pandemic-enforced break, the Freston Archaeological Research Mission [FARM] returned to the field in the summerContinue reading “The Second Season of Excavation at Freston”

Pottery from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021

Sue Anderson, a freelance specialist is the Rendlesham Revealed project specialist for pottery and has completed the initial analysis of the pottery excavated from Rendlesham last summer. Sue is our guest writer this week to tell us more. The identification and recording of the pottery from the site involves dividing sherds into ‘fabrics’ – theContinue reading “Pottery from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021”

An Early Bronze Age arm guard, Debenham

This month’s featured find is a Bronze Age wrist guard recovered by a local metal detector user in 2021. Made from sandstone, the object is broadly rectangular with bevelled edges. At either end are drilled circular holes to enable fixing to the wrist. The faces have been smoothed. Broadly linear striations on both faces areContinue reading “An Early Bronze Age arm guard, Debenham”

Glass artefacts from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021

Featured image: identifying a glass fragment using an eye-glass. Dr Rose Broadley is the Rendlesham Revealed project specialist for glass artefacts and has completed the initial analysis of the glass excavated from Rendlesham last summer. Rose is our guest writer this week to tell us more. My first step after receiving the glass finds from Rendlesham wasContinue reading “Glass artefacts from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021”

Metal Objects from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021

Faye Minter is the Rendlesham Revealed project specialist for metal objects and has completed the initial analysis of the artefacts excavated from Rendlesham last summer. Faye is our guest writer this week to tell us more. Eighty-three metal objects were uncovered during the excavations at Rendlesham last summer. The variety of metal objects recovered isContinue reading “Metal Objects from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021”

Animal Bone from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021

Featured image: Dr Charlotte Scull working with a reference collection Following 6-weeks of excavations at Rendlesham last summer, the specialists have been analysing the material and we are now beginning to see some results. Over 2,000 fragments of animal bone have been examined by Dr Charlotte Scull, the project’s specialist zooarchaeologist. Charlotte is our guestContinue reading “Animal Bone from Rendlesham – Excavations 2021”

The Results – Geophysics at West Stow 2021

Featured image: volunteers reviewing the geophysical survey results after collecting the data in the field. In October 2021, 12 volunteers were trained to carry out a geophysical survey in the areas surrounding West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park. The training was led by Phase Site Investigations who have now completed the data analysis, whichContinue reading “The Results – Geophysics at West Stow 2021”