The Sites

Global Perspectives on British Archaeology:

East Anglian heritage in an international context

From footprints left by the earliest inhabitants of northern Europe on Norfolk’s coast to the buried prehistoric landscapes of the Fens, from the Neolithic flint mines of Grimes Graves to the Anglo-Saxon burial mounds of Sutton Hoo, East Anglia boasts some of the finest remains from the ancient past, of great importance for both British and world history.

Global Perspectives on British Archaeology presents research into East Anglia’s heritage in a broad international context,

encouraging us to think about the region’s place in the wider world, in the past, present and future.

Working with heritage professionals from the following six key East Anglian sites, we are developing a series of public events through the summer and autumn of 2017 that will unlock the global significance of the region’s rich heritage, including a travelling exhibition and interactive online resources.

Full listing of events:

Over the coming months we will be releasing a series of specially commissioned digital animations, as well as exploring a range of exciting international sites and connections which can enable us to gain new perspectives on some of the most iconic heritage sites in the UK.

Excavations at Happisburgh, the oldest archaeological site in northern Europe (©AHOB, photo Phil Crabb)

University of Tokyo students at Caistor Roman Town being introduced to the Augmented Reality app. developed by Norfolk Archaeological Trust (©Sainsbury Institute)

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

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Principal Investigator: Dr Simon Kaner,
Sainsbury Institute, University of East Anglia

Co-Investigator: Dr Sam Nixon
Sainsbury Institute, University of East Anglia


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