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Review – A Life in Norfolk’s Archaeology, 1950-2016

Peter Wade-Martins’ account of his life in archaeology is as rich as any of the sites with which he has been involved. Beginning at a time when there was scant legal protection for Britain’s heritage, and ending with the realities of developer-led archaeology and a post-Brexit future, Wade-Martins’ story is also the story of archaeological practice in the modern era.

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My First Dig

I was delighted to see an advance copy of the latest issue of CA – are we really up to number 336? — with its marvellous photo of Maiden Castle on the front. It sent me back to memories of my very first dig which took place at the very tail end of Maiden Castle […]

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Great Ryburgh: A remarkable Anglo-Saxon cemetery revealed

Archaeological work beside the River Wensum in Norfolk has revealed more than 80 rare Middle Saxon log coffins and plank-lined graves, preserved by their waterlogged environment – the first time that such coffins have been found in these numbers and such good condition in Britain. What can the unusual finds tell us about an early […]

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Current Archaeology 322

Archaeology is alive with uncertainties. Time and again new sites or technologies upend longstanding theories. All this month’s featured sites show the sometimes fractious relationship between fresh research and what we think we know. Early digging at a newly discovered Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Great Ryburgh unearthed a rare coffin created from a hollowed-out tree. The […]

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PRESS RELEASE: The Happisburgh Project wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Rescue Dig of the Year award for 2015, for revealing the earliest evidence of human activity in Britain.

Top honours for  Rescue Dig of the Year  at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to  the Happisburgh Project team for their work at Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast. Their investigations at this remarkable site has revealed tangible traces of some of Britain’s earliest known human inhabitants, including a series of footprints dating back almost […]