Lower Palaeolithic handaxe, Lavenham

This month’s featured find is a complete Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe found near Lavenham, dating to c. 533,000-300,000 BC. Recovered by chance by a local metal detector user in 2016, this Palaeolithic handaxe represents one of the earliest types of artefacts found in Suffolk. Made from flint, the handaxe is ‘bifacially worked’, meaning it hasContinue reading “Lower Palaeolithic handaxe, Lavenham”

Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Beeches Pit

Featured Image: Excavations at Beeches Pit by the University of Liverpool, 1996. Source: John Gowlett, University of Liverpool We continue with our new blog series showcasing some of our favourite archaeology in Suffolk. Each week you’ll meet a member of the team who will share with you their favourite archaeological site to visit or favouriteContinue reading “Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Beeches Pit”

Early Bronze Age Arrowheads, Eye

A pair of barbed and tanged flint arrowheads have been found near Eye. These arrowheads were recovered close to one another in 2020. They are flint barbed and tanged arrowheads, so named because of the distinctive flanking barbs and central tang on the proximal (bottom) end. Triangular-shaped, the edges and much of each face haveContinue reading “Early Bronze Age Arrowheads, Eye”

Prehistoric Worked Flint Assemblage, Lowestoft

A large assemblage of worked flint artefacts dating from c.4000 – c.1500 BC. A large assemblage of worked flint artefacts were reported to the Suffolk Finds Recording Team at one of our regular finds days at Lowestoft Library. The artefacts were all of Neolithic to early Bronze Age (c.4000-c.1500 BC) date and were found inContinue reading “Prehistoric Worked Flint Assemblage, Lowestoft”