Rendlesham Resources activities, information and links

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Activities and Teaching Resources

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Royal Residences: Teaching Resource

This KS2 teaching resource contains seven easy-to-follow cross-curricular classroom activities. Each activity focuses on real archaeological sites and practices.

Discover five archaeological sites, find out how archaeologists know where to look and explore the discoveries. You will use historic texts, place names, aerial photography, buildings, objects

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Family Activities

A selection of free, downloadable activities about the archaeology and history of Suffolk, from coins and creative writing to colouring and wordsearches.

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'Sutton Hoo' Bettany Hughes's Ten Places, Europe and Us

Bettany visits Sutton Hoo in Suffolk to piece together a profile of the mystery king who was buried in the world famous Anglo-Saxon ship burial. Archaeologist Faye Minter spills the beans on new finds from Rendlesham, the likely royal residence and estate centre of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia. Situated near the Sutton Hoo necropolis, Rendlesham gives fresh clues to the king’s lifestyle and his worldview.

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Articles and Reports


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Early Medieval Great Hall Complexes in England: Temporality and Site Biographies

Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History, Volume 22 - 2020

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Rendlesham Revealed

Minerva Magazine - March/April 2017Download (PDF) »

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Rendlesham, Suffolk

Historic England Research Magazine. Issue 05 - Spring 2017

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A central place complex of the East Anglian kingdom at Rendlesham

Antiquity. Vol. 90 Issue 354 - December 2016

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The Ongoing Tale of Sutton Hoo

Archaeology Magazine - November/December 2014

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Where kings lived: Rendlesham Rediscovered

British Archaeology magazine no 137 - July/August 2014

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Future Research Priorities

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service - 2016

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Survey Assessment Report

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service - 2008-2014

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Post Excavation Assessment Report

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service - Nov 2014

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Methodological Review

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service - 2008-2014

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Useful links

The Rendlesham Project and St Gregory's Church

Lordship and Landscape in East Anglia - interdisciplinary project led by University College London

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Rendlesham Revealed

a community archaeology project

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sources, downloads and links

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about Suffolk's unique history

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