Recent Archaeology in Suffolk

A one-day conference celebrating recent archaeological discoveries in Suffolk was held on Saturday 18th October 2014 at University Campus Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ. A range of speakers presenting on sites ranging from the Bronze Age to the Second World War, with additional displays highlighting rich diversity of the county's archaeology.

Timetable for the Day

09:30   Arrival and registration

10:00   Introduction

10:15   An Early and Middle Bronze Age Settlement Site at Fordham Road, Newmarket (Gareth Rees, Oxford Archaeology East)

10:45   The Heathland Road: The archaeology of the A11 Fiveways to Thetford Improvements Scheme (Mark Hinman, Pre-Construct Archaeology)

11:15   Coffee break (included in ticket price)

11:45   The small Roman town at Wixoe - excavations for the Abberton pipeline (Rob Atkins, Oxford Archaeology East)

12:15   An exemplary metal detecting survey: recent work at Rendlesham (Jude Plouviez & Faye Minter, Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service)

12:45   Barber’s Point on the River Alde – an island community in the 7th century AD (Jezz Meredith, Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service)

13:15   Lunch (not provided)

14.30   Stoke Quay: 1,000 years of burial in Ipswich (Andy Shelley, Ramboll UK Limited)

15.00   Excavations at The Swan Hotel, Lavenham (David Gill & Rob Brooks, Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service)

15.30   Tea break (included in ticket price)

16.00   Recording Suffolk's Historic Buildings (Leigh Alston)

16.30   New Research on the Second World War Defence Landscapes (Dr Robert Liddiard, University of East Anglia)

17.00   Close of conference

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