150th publication for East Anglian Archaeology

Thursday, 06 February 2014

 East Anglian Archaeology (EAA) has just celebrated the publication of its 150th report: Tyttel’s Halh: the Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Tittleshall, Norfolk, by Fellow Penelope Walton Rogers

The series which began in 1975,is hosted by Norfolk County Council, and has published the results of important archaeological research in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire at an average rate of one every three months. Best-selling titles include reports on West Stow Anglo-Saxon village, Norwich Castle, Great Chesterford Roman town, the Kelvedon warrior burial and the Research Framework for the East of England.

The EAA editorial board: Maria Medlycott, Jess Tipper, Fellow Deborah Priddy, Fellow Adrian Tindall (Chairman), Jenny Glazebrook (Managing Editor), Fellow Brian Ayers,
Fellow Stewart Bryant, Fellow David Gurney, Will Fletcher and Zoe Outram. Missing from
the photo is Kasia Gdaniek (photograph: English Heritage)


The 150th monograph reports on excavations carried out by Network Archaeology on the
Bacton to King’s Lynn gas pipeline at Tittleshall, in west-central Norfolk, which revealed
twenty-eight burials dating from the fifth to seventh centuries. They included a young boy in
fine linen with a sword scabbard and two knives, and a young girl in adult clothing, but with
the sharp brooch-pins removed. Among the adults were a woman wearing an ornate gilt
brooch and fur-trimmed cloak, and an older man buried with his head on a shield. The
volume places Tittleshall in the context of the changing social and political landscape of
East Anglia, and includes an analysis of women’s burials in the Wensum-Yare-Waveney
river system and reviews of local place-names and landholding patterns.

 

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