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River Raiders booklet working group

River Raiders: Digging Deeper

March 17, 2021 10:30-12:00 GMT Zoom

River Raiders: Digging Deeper

This session presents an overview of the many and varied sources of archaeological and historical information which can be accessed online and used to inform research projects. It will focus on East Anglian Anglo-Saxon and Viking resources in particular, but many of the sources presented contain material relevant to all periods across the whole country.

Once again, our presenter is Dr Richard Hoggett, a landscape archaeologist and recognised authority on Anglo-Saxon and Viking East Anglia.

This meeting will be held via Zoom. Please ensure that Zoom is installed and configured on your PC, Mac, tablet or phone in advance. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you by the end of the evening of 16th March. Couples or multiple family members participating on a single device only need to book one ticket.

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River Raiders

This is the third event of the Breckland Society’s latest project – River Raiders.

The project is being delivered by the Breckland Society as part of the Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

For more information on the project click here

During the coming months the project will be exploring the history and impact of the Vikings (made infamous by the pages of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) in the Brecks through research and fieldwork delivered by volunteers from across the region. Particularly significant events, such as the martyrdom of King Edmund at the hands of the Vikings, will be high on the agenda, but less-well known factors, such as the role which the Vikings played in the establishment and development of Thetford, will also be explored.

Project activities include training in archaeological and historical research skills and practical fieldwork and will result in the publication of an illustrated report, the installation of an interpretation panel and creation of online resources. Volunteers will also have a role in curating a Viking-themed exhibition to be held at Thetford Ancient House Museum.

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If you are interested in volunteering to research and create a River Raiders Booklet: Click Here