Suffolk Archaeology regularly holds or supports a variety of public events, ranging from open days and site tours of our excavations, to displays and presentations about our work and the heritage of Suffolk.
We aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for anyone to find out about what we do, meet members of our team or even see first hand our latest discoveries in the field as they occur.
If you would like to organise an event, book a talk or presentation, please contact Alex Fisher
Suffolk Archaeology will be holding a display of the results from the latest phase of excavation that has been carried out at Fornham All Saints during 2017.
Excavation of a 5 hectare area, to the south of the 10 hectare Phase 1 works in from 2016, is now drawing to a close. This latest stage of works has so far uncovered Iron Age and Bronze Age pitting, the continuation of the Bronze Age droveway, more Iron Age and Roman enclosure ditches and a tantalising second burnt mound complex.
Suffolk Archaeology's Jo Caruth was a speaker at the 6th Ladies in Property Suffolk networking event, talking about her experiences in the commercial archaeological sector.
Suffolk Archaeology's Jo Caruth was a speaker at the 4th Wheeler Conference, hosted by the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, which explored the production of textiles in Suffolk; from the pre-medieval period, through to the medieval woollen cloth industry and silk production in early modern times.
As part of the launch event for the Heritage Lottery funded project 'Trailing the Hidden Heritage of High Lodge', during the annual open day at the Forestry Comission's High Lodge Visitor Center near Brandon, Suffolk we sent Tim Schofield and Ed Palka to carry out a demonstration magnetometer survey.
Over 250 visitors came to our 2nd annual Open Day, held as part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology 2017 in our warehouse in Needham Market where they were able to meet our team, see displays of our recent fieldwork and post-excavation projects, and see demonstrations of pottery and bone comb manufacture.
Suffolk Archaeology CIC held its first conference at the historic Quay Place (formerly St Mary at the Quay), at the waterfront in Ipswich on 13th May 2017. The event was a great success with over 100 people attending the presentation by our guest speakers of a wide range of heritage and archaeology projects from around Suffolk.
A second visitor participation day, using a different surveying technique (earth resistance), allowed over 100 visitors to the Sutton Hoo centre to try their hand at geophysical survey.
160 visitors came to see our display of results, held in partnership with the Isleham Society, from a small excavation carried out at Isleham during May 2016.
We were delighted to be the lead sponsor for this highly successful one day conference presenting the results of archaeological investigations in Rendlesham from 2008-2014, and provided a small display on our recent excavations of an Anglo-Saxon settlement at Kentford, Suffolk.