Rendlesham Community Fieldwork

Since 2008, Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service have been investigating the royal Anglo-Saxon settlement at Rendlesham

Archaeological investigations are now continuing with three seasons of fieldwork until 2024 throughout the Deben valley, as part of the community archaeology project, Rendlesham Revealed funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

There are opportunities for local people to volunteer and get involved over the next few years. But if you are unable to join us in-person, you can follow our journey and share in our discoveries through regular blog posts throughout the season. 

Please note, the Rendlesham site is on private farmland and has no public access.

Discover more below about the archaeological fieldwork taking place at Rendlesham, with links to articles and more.

Archaeological Excavations

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Excavations 2021

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Excavations 2022

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Excavations 2023

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Archaeological Survey

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Geoarchaeology

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Fieldwalking

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Geophysics

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Rendlesham

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Online Talks Series

Analysing Anglo-Saxon Rendlesham

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Past Investigations

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