Rendlesham Post-Excavation 2021

Following the first season of excavations at Rendlesham in summer 2021, volunteers continued the post-excavation work on the excavated material at the Cotswold Archaeology warehouse in Needham Market, as part of our community archaeology project Rendlesham Revealed.



Starting the post-excavation processing

The post-excavation process involves several different tasks, which our volunteers have been undertaking throughout November 2021.

Read the November article on our blog »

Finishing off the post-excavation processing

The post-excavation work continued throughout December 2021 to complete the bulk finds quantification and environmental processing.

Read the December article on our blog »

An update: post-excavation processing

Our volunteers have completed the post excavation processing work ready for the relevant specialists to analyse

Read the March article on our blog »

Animal bone - behind the scenes with Dr Charlotte Scull

Over 2,000 fragments of animal bone have been examined by Dr Charlotte Scull, the project’s specialist zooarchaeologist.

Read the Animal bone article on our blog »

Metal Objects - behind the scenes with Faye Minter

83 metal artefacts were unearthed by volunteers at last summer's excavations. Faye Minter, the project's Metal Small Finds specialist, has analysed each one and tells us all about them.

Read the Metal Artefacts article on our blog »


Keep an eye out for more updates over the coming months!


gold and garnet anglo-saxon bead from Rendlesham


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