News

Here you can find out what's happening at Suffolk Archaeology, including news of our current or recent projects in the field, updates on the progress of our post-excavation investigations and forthcoming publications, and information about any future events such as upcoming community digs or talks and presentations in which you could get involved.


Case Study: Geophysical Survey at Bungay Castle

Case Study: Geophysical Survey at Bungay Castle
Monday, October 9th, 2017

In July and August 2017 we undertook three detailed geophysical surveys within the bailey of Bungay Castle, Bungay, Suffolk at the request of Historic England and the Bungay Castle Trust. The aim of the project was to identify potential archaeological features or former buildings relating to the occupation of the castle, within a 0.24ha area of lawn, and to compare the results from modern equipment with those from a previous geophysical survey carried out in 1990…

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Outreach Projects, Summer 2017

Outreach Projects, Summer 2017
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Over the course of the summer we have been involved with several projects/events as part of our ongoing commitment to engaging the public in the work that we do.

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Archaeology Today Conference

Archaeology Today Conference
Friday, May 26th, 2017

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.

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Outreach Projects: Summer/Autumn 2016

Outreach Projects: Summer/Autumn 2016
Friday, November 4th, 2016

We have had a busy summer and autumn and, in addition to open days linked to two of our excavations at Isleham, Cambridgeshire and Fornham All Saints, Suffolk, we have been able to carry out or support several other projects and events in which the general public have been able to get involved …

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Case Study: Geophysical Survey at West Row Road, Mildenhall

Case Study: Geophysical Survey at West Row Road, Mildenhall
Sunday, October 30th, 2016

In September and October 2016 detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey covering c. 22.5 hectares on four fields adjacent to West Row Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk was carried out as a first stage of works to assess the impact of a proposed planning application …

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Excavation at Isleham, Cambridgeshire

Excavation at Isleham, Cambridgeshire
Friday, October 28th, 2016

On 22nd October over 160 visitors came to see our display, held in partnership with the Isleham Society at the Beeches Community Centre in Isleham, of the results of a small excavation we carried out in the village during May 2016

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Suffolk Archaeology joins the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists

Suffolk Archaeology joins the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Suffolk Archaeology is pleased to announce that it is now an accredited Registered Organisation (RO) with the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (CIfA).

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Geophysical Survey at Sutton Hoo

Geophysical Survey at Sutton Hoo
Friday, June 10th, 2016

In late March 2016 Suffolk Archaeology carried out two Geophysics open days at Garden Field, Sutton Hoo, allowing visitors to the famous National Trust site to learn about how such surveys are carried out. Two types of equipment were used, a magnetometer and a magnetic susceptibility meter …

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Open Days in Fornham All Saints and Kentford

Open Days in Fornham All Saints and Kentford
Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Over 500 visitors came to our recent public events in Suffolk; the first of a planned series of Open Days at our major Iron Age and Roman excavation in Fornham All Saints, and a display of the excavation results from our 2015 excavation of an Anglo-Saxon settlement site at Kentford

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Guildhall Feoffment School: an insight into medieval Bury St Edmunds

Guildhall Feoffment School: an insight into medieval Bury St Edmunds
Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Suffolk Archaeology was commissioned to investigate the Guildhall Feoffment school site in Bury St Edmunds before building works began on a new classroom and kitchen. The school lies in the road system that was set up by Abbot Anselm in the 11th century, placing it firmly within the core of the old town. Bury had a large medieval market, and its Abbey was a famous pilgrimage site, making it an important and wealthy regional centre…

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