Southwold and Reydon Community Test Pit Excavations

ACA test-pitting in Suffolk, with information at the bottom regarding future test-pitting in Nayland and Sudbury

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Southwold and Reydon Community Test Pit ExcavationsFunded by Touching the Tide, local residents and volunteers dug 16 archaeological test pits in the coastal Suffolk towns of Southwold and Reydon last weekend with ACA and support from Southwold Museum Historical Society.

Touching the Tide is a Heritage Lottery Funded partnership project which aims to raise awareness of the complex and changeable nature of the Suffolk coastline between Covehithe and Felixstowe. Over thousands of years, coastal erosion and overseas migration have resulted in the loss, shift, creation and renewal of coastal communities in Suffolk. Although the loss of the medieval town of Dunwich to the sea is widely known, the changing fortunes of settlements still in existence, such as Southwold and Reydon, have received less attention. Dr Carenza Lewis, Director of ACA at the University of Cambridge, aims to redress the imbalance of research by collecting archaeological evidence for the origins and developement of Currently Occupied Rural…

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