‘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 Southwold Museum & Historical Society looks at the string of significant East Anglian archaeological discoveries which have revolutionised our understanding of the early human occupation of Britain.