Norfolk Archaeological Trust blog

Imagining the land

One of the main benefits of projects like ‘Imagined Land’ is the way they bring together research, resources – and people - that are out there in the community but have not necessarily been brought together in one place for exploration, discussion and connections. Last month I had the privilege of meeting up with Drs Helen Clarke and Sally Francis who both have research interests in the Friary.

New Year – new project!

Today sees the start of the Trust’s new Heritage Lottery funded project ‘Imagined Land’, which, over the next two years, will explore and celebrate two of the Trust’s sites that sit at the heart of communities: Tasburgh and Burnham Norton.

On the intricacies of change

During the autumn, repair works were carried out to the banks of the River Tas at Caistor Roman Town. For me, this small project illustrates well the complexity of managing change at our archaeological sites.

News update

No blog this month - but plenty of lectures and events to participate in, including a free conference for members on Caistor Roman Town

On September's heritage free-for-all

September is the month of the national Heritage Open Days festival (HODs).

Reawakening the Ludham Dragon

If you visited St Benet’s Abbey in August you might have been surprised to see an intriguing willow sculpture of a ‘wyrm’ outside the Gatehouse.

A meeting of minds

It must be admitted that conferences can often be rather dry and stilted affairs - but a highlight for me in July was the conference on St Benet’s Abbey (held at the Julian Centre at the University of East Anglia) which wasn't like that at all.

How Brexit affects the Trust

Considering the current turmoil in our political system triggered by the result of the EU referendum, it would be perverse of me not to write about ‘Brexit’ this month.

Test pits – who knows what they’ll find…

One of the main strands of research in the ‘Burgh Castle Fort: Life outside the walls’ project will consist of carrying out a number of archaeological ‘test-pits’ around the village.

Burgh Castle Fort: Life outside the walls

The last month has been all about this Heritage Lottery-funded project which is starting now and will continue over the summer months until the grand finale in September.


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