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”

Research Dig at Freston’s Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure

In 2019, a team from the Freston Archaeological Research Mission investigated the Neolithic causewayed enclosure at Freston. They wanted to know more about the date of the site, what was happening there and what the local environment was like in the past. Dr Tristan Carter, our guest writer for this week, tells us all aboutContinue reading “Research Dig at Freston’s Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure”

The People Behind our Understanding of Suffolk’s Prehistoric Archaeology

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”

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”

Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Historic Environment Record Enhancement

The team in the Historic Environment Record (HER) are working on a project, funded by Historic England, to enhance the database with Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites and find spots across Suffolk. Suffolk is one of the most important counties in England for Early Prehistoric archaeological remains (Palaeolithic and Mesolithic, 1 million years ago – 4000BC).Continue reading “Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Historic Environment Record Enhancement”