Having grown up admiring the large scale urban excavations in Ipswich during the 1980’s, Linzi started working as an archaeologist in Suffolk during a gap year in 1993. After studying for a BA in archaeology and an MA in landscape archaeology, both at the University of Wales, Lampeter, she worked on various projects around the country before returning to Suffolk permanently in 1999.
Linzi has directed fieldwork on a wide range of mainly ruralsites dating from the Neolithic period through to the post-medieval. Interestsinclude church archaeology and coastal and intertidal work, havingoverseen an English Heritage funded survey of Suffolk’s coast and tidalestuaries. This has led to subsequent recording of a number of threatenedwaterlogged sites, including a large Saxon fishtrap on the River Stour.