Snape Field-walking with Touching the Tide

Access Cambridge Archaeology

Snape Field-walking with Touching the TideACA’s first event as part of the Suffolk coast landscape partnership project, Touching the Tide, took place last Saturday with field-walking at Snape, near Aldeburgh, involving 25 local volunteers.

Touching the Tide is a three-year Heritage Lottery Funded scheme, covering the Suffolk coast between Covehithe to Felixstowe, which began in 2013. The project is commissioning a series of archaeological digs and training courses to engage residents in the changing nature of the coast and the impact it had on former inhabitants. Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) have been invited by Touching the Tide to run two training events for local volunteers in Snape this spring, the first of which was a field-walking day on 15th February 2014.

Snape lies on the north bank of the River Alde, 6km west of Aldeburgh, centrally located along the Suffolk coastline. A group of eight Bronze Age round barrows near the present village were excavated…

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