Secrets of Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo is best known for the elite Anglo-Saxon cemetery excavated there in the 1930s, but more recent campaigns tell an even richer tale. The royal burials sprang from an earlier cemetery, and were followed by dozens of graves of execution victims. How does the sequence track the journey of Anglo-Saxons, from pagan immigrants to a Christian kingdom?

Review – Hailes Abbey
Once a destination for pilgrims, Hailes Abbey now lies in ruins. Lucia Marchini takes a look at a newly refurbished museum on the site that explores the abbey’s history. In the late 1530s, Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries saw ...
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Mound-building and state-building: a wider context for the Sutton Hoo burials
Sutton Hoo may be best known for the lavish Anglo-Saxon ship burials uncovered there in the 1930s – but the campaigns of 1983-2000 have told a different and even richer story. The royal burials sprang from an earlier cemetery, and ...
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Excavating the CA archive: early medieval
Joe Flatman explores half a century of reports from the past. A selection of articles mentioned by Joe Flatman in this month’s column below can be accessed for free for one month via Exact Editions, starting 7 September. Use the links ...
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Review: London’s Gladiator Games
IUGULA! IUGULA! On all sides of the fallen gladiator, a roaring crowd thrust their fists forward, thumb pointing upwards, as they howled for the wounded man to be put to death. Such scenes might be more commonly associated with the ...
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Under the chancel: discovering a ‘hidden’ crypt in a Lambeth church
Archaeological work at the Garden Museum, housed in the former Lambeth parish church, delivered a major surprise. In January 2016, as builders set to work on a concrete slab, a hole appeared underneath. This cavity led to a long-forgotten crypt ...
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Dig-IT at Epiacum
The Roman Fort of Epiacum lies at the heart of an unspoiled, archaeologically rich landscape ...
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Swartigill Iron Age Project
The Swartigill site was identified in a survey carried out in 2004, as some stonework ...
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Copped Hall Archaeology & Geophysics Taster Weekends
Interested in Archaeology or Geophysics? Join us in July for a TASTER WEEKEND at COPPED ...
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Copped Hall Archaeology Field Schools
Two 5-day Field Schools, for people already familiar with the basic techniques of archaeological excavation ...
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Is there a future in studying the past?
Is this the time to pursue a course in archaeology? The word from the field that reaches the Current Archaeology ...
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Into the Light – CASPAR at UCL
Don Henson, Director of CASPAR (Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology) explains how an innovative new centre at ...
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University Guide
A guide to all the major university archaeology departments in the UKHere we list all the major University departments that ...
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Distance Learning – Anytime Anywhere
Distance learning can offer a valuable route into archaeological study for those who are unable, or just don't want to, ...
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Want to be a Digger? – Entering the world of commerical archaeology
Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Head of Communications, Wessex Archaeology offers us his insight and tips on getting onto the earchaeology career ...
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Under the Microscope – Archaeological Conservation
 From Chinese bronzes and Ango-Saxon burial goods, to children's workshops and international conferences, a conservator's life is never dull. Dana ...
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