Finds Day, Ipswich Museum – February 2022

At the end of last month, our Finds Recording Team held a ‘Finds Day’ at Ipswich Museum. This was the first Finds Day we have been able to host since 2020 and it was terrific to be out and about in the county meeting people again! Finds Days are a great opportunity for members ofContinue reading “Finds Day, Ipswich Museum – February 2022”

Late Saxon occupation, a medieval cemetery and post-medieval pits and industry at Fore Street, Ipswich

Featured Image: The possible sawyer’s pit, showing irregular post-holes close to the sides, which would have held posts supporting a plank lining, and central shallow ‘pits’ where the underdog would have placed his feet. © SCCAS This guest blog is written by Sue Anderson, a freelance archaeological specialist at Spoilheap Archaeology. Sue has been analysingContinue reading “Late Saxon occupation, a medieval cemetery and post-medieval pits and industry at Fore Street, Ipswich”

Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion

Featured Image: Christchurch Mansion Source: Ipswich Borough Council We continue with our 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 favourite find. This week, Lisa takes us to two museums in Ipswich:Continue reading “Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion”

New publication on the animal bone from Ipswich

A new publication, Provisioning Ipswich: Animal remains from the Saxon and medieval town, by Pam Crabtree, has just been published by East Anglian Archaeology. Ipswich began as a small town in the 7th century and soon expanded from the 8th century into an important urban centre and international port, with craft production and international trade.Continue reading “New publication on the animal bone from Ipswich”

Ipswich Urban Archaeological Database

The modern town of Ipswich is built on over 1,000 years of urban activity. The team in the Historic Environment Record (HER) have recently completed a project, funded by Historic England, to enhance the archaeological records in Ipswich. The Ipswich Urban Archaeology Database (UAD) project has collated and enhanced information relating to archaeological evidence ofContinue reading “Ipswich Urban Archaeological Database”

Saxon Brooch Mould, Ipswich

A Saxon brooch mould (context 0512, SF 41/5003), excavated in the 1990s from Franciscan Way (Wolsey Street), Ipswich. This site sits on the edge of the Saxon settlement and was used for industrial activity during the 9th-12th Centuries AD; in the 13th Century AD the site became the location of the Greyfriars Franciscan Friary andContinue reading “Saxon Brooch Mould, Ipswich”