New tool for dating archaeological sites

Suffolk County Council headquarters; Endeavour House, Ipswich.

Suffolk County Council headquarters; Endeavour House, Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

A new tool for dating archaeological sites in Suffolk is being funded by Historic England, it has been revealed.

A report prepared for yesterday's Suffolk County Council meeting revealed that the new tool would create a 'type-series' for Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and later pottery found in Suffolk and Norfolk.

A 'type-series' is an archaeology resource that is used for dating sites where objects are found, and helps place finds in context in a particular area.

The report said: 'A Suffolk type series is urgently needed if the collections held are to be studied and interpreted effectively.

'The funding will enable the creation of a physical and accessible online type series for the county for use by both commercial and amateur groups.'


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However, the amount of grant awarded by Historic England and the timeline for the scheme have not yet been disclosed.

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