‘A very remote period indeed’: Discovering East Anglia’s Earliest Humans

Beginning with John Frere’s famous letter of 1797 reporting the discovery of ancient flint tools in brick-pits at Hoxne and culminating with the exposure of million-year-old footprints on Happisburgh beach in 2013, this lecture for the South Elmham and District Local History Group looks at the string of significant East Anglian archaeological discoveries which have revolutionised our understanding of the early human occupation of Britain. Further details can be found here.