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”

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”

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”

Reconstructing the Sutton Hoo Ship

Featured image: Constructing the ship © Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company Over the past 6 years, volunteers at the Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company have been working on an experimental archaeology project to build a replica of the famous ship excavated at Sutton Hoo. David Keeble, our guest writer for this week and Volunteer Coordinator at theContinue reading “Reconstructing the Sutton Hoo Ship”

Geophysics Training, West Stow

Featured image: volunteers being trained how to conduct a survey using a hand-held bartington fluxgate gradiometer Volunteers were trained to undertake a geophysical survey to investigate archaeology in the Lark Valley, as part of the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund In October, a geophysical surveyContinue reading “Geophysics Training, West Stow”

Investigating Archaeology in the Lark Valley

Featured image: aerial view of the reconstructed Anglo-Saxon buildings at West Stow near to the River Lark The Archaeological Service are investigating the hidden archaeology in the Lark Valley in West Suffolk as part of the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Lark Valley isContinue reading “Investigating Archaeology in the Lark Valley”

New discoveries of Suffolk’s Anglo-Saxon past unearthed in the Deben Valley

Featured image: volunteers from Suffolk Young Carers excavating the cellar of an Anglo-Saxon hut. Archaeological excavation near Rendlesham is adding to Suffolk’s rich history, with archaeologists uncovering evidence of settlement and community 1,400 years ago at the time of the earliest East Anglian kings. The discoveries have come as part of the community archaeology projectContinue reading “New discoveries of Suffolk’s Anglo-Saxon past unearthed in the Deben Valley”

Week 6 (2021) – The Excavations at Rendlesham

Featured image: volunteers excavating and Cotswold Archaeology recording the archaeological features. We have just finished the sixth and final week of the Rendlesham Revealed excavations. It was a busy week for the volunteers, finishing off digging and recording the archaeology, processing the finds and completing the fieldwalking. Joining the team for one of the daysContinue reading “Week 6 (2021) – The Excavations at Rendlesham”

Week 5 (2021) – The Excavations at Rendlesham

Featured image: volunteers from Rendlesham Primary School learning how to clean the finds During week 5 of the Rendlesham Revealed excavations, our hard-working volunteers continued to excavate and record the archaeology across the site. We have made excellent progress and have taken more samples for environmental analysis. Interesting finds this week included a spindle whorlContinue reading “Week 5 (2021) – The Excavations at Rendlesham”