Our last day. A sense of sadness that it was all coming to an end but also one of satisfaction that the site is now well explored after 4 digs. A site tour but only bits on video as you have seen much of it before. Sam came and played his anglo saxon lyre and recited Beowulf. A BBQ and cake. The end of a memorable three weeks. Hope you have enjoyed the videos.
The penultimate day. Visits from Dr Mary Chester-Kadwell and Dr David Barrowclough eminent archaeologists from Cambridge. Lots of recording but still some excavation. See the fabric and more.
An interesting day. One amazingly intact skeleton. Piece of fabric found probably a shroud but unfortunately no film. Also Roman brooch.
A day of wind sunshine and rain. Bodies start to be lifted. Visits from experts Edward Martin and Rick Hoggett. See them giving their thoughts on the site and their insights into Christianity in Saxon tines.
A windy day which became a bit wet! Saxmundham Primary school visited in the afternoon. Some interesting footage from Friday about the grave with grave goods in it including a duck egg maybe kept in a wooden box.
Just a short video today as no new developments archaeologically. A successful day though.
A longer video today as so much to show. Reverend Celia Cook came to say a prayer over our graves. Coldfair Green Primary School visited us. as did the Saxon expert Sam Newton. See what he has to say about the importance of the site. Also on the video is a summary of the progress to date. Well worth watching.
We were on Radio Suffolk today - on the Breakfast show and Lesley Dolphin. You can listen to the extract of the Lesley Dolphin show below.
Thanks to Diana aided by Colin for shooting the video today. More graves and a brass ring found. Benhall Primary had a great morning on site in much better weather.
Middleton and Peasenhall primary schools visited today as did Radio Suffolk. Lots of progress too.
Snape Primary School visited today and proved to be budding archaeologists. What a change in the weather. Lots of speculation around child grave with evidence of trepanning, the oldest surgical procedure.