Sun30Sep20182:00 pmSutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ
Angels of Death: The role of women in Anglo-Saxon burial practices’
This lecture examines the growing body of historical and archaeological material which sheds light on the important role which women played in the burial practices of East Anglian Anglo-Saxons before, during and after their conversion to Christianity. This is particularly clear in the aspects of female social and religious identity which were expressed in their own funerary assemblages, but also in the role which women seem to have played in the organisation and management of the burials of others.
Tue16Oct20182:30 pmSouthwold Methodist Hall, East Green, Southwold, IP18 6LB
‘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.
Wed17Oct20181:30 pmSt John's Lecture Hall, George Lane, Loddon
Work, Rest and Pray: The Archaeology of Medieval Monasteries
Monasteries were one of the most important and influential features of the medieval landscape. This lecture for the Loddon and District Local History Group examines East Anglia’s Anglo-Saxon and medieval monasteries, with a particular focus on the landscape setting of monasteries, the development of the monastic cloister and precinct, and the management of monastic estates.
Sat17Nov201810:00 am - 4:00 pmSuffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley
Raising the Dead: The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon Death and Burial
Burials constitute a large part of the archaeological record from Anglo-Saxon England, and this dayschool for Wuffing Education uses the rich East Anglian burial record to explore the range of burial rites practised by the Anglo-Saxons. Subjects to be covered include the human skeleton, cremation, inhumation, the use of grave-goods and the impact of Christianity. The day will be illustrated with examples drawn from recent and unpublished excavations, as well as some classic sites.
Postponed from 3rd March 2018.