Introduction to Pottery & CBM in East Anglia: 31st January 2015

Time: 12.30 – 4.30pm

Venue: Bungay Community Centre, Upper Olland Street, Bungay, NR35 1BE

Workshop Leader: Sue Anderson, Spoilheap Archaeology and Suffolk CC Archaeological Service

Please book your free tickets at our Eventbrite page or email or phone us on 01379 855096 (office hours)

Please make a donation on the door to cover costs. Thank you.

This half-day workshop will include an introduction to the types of post-Roman pottery and ceramic building materials (tile, brick) commonly found on sites in Norfolk and Suffolk, evidence for manufacturing and the development of the craft and industry of pottery and tile/brick making through the centuries, and the methods used by specialists to record and analyse our finds. There will be an opportunity to handle some examples of the main pottery and CBM types, and we will look at some of the practical aspects of recording such as quantification, measurement and sketch drawing.

About the speaker

Sue Anderson has over 20 years’ experience of the archaeology of East Anglia, specialising in the analysis of finds as diverse as pottery, ceramic building materials, glass and human bone. Previously she was Suffolk CC’s Finds Manager for many years, before taking up a new post as Head of Post-excavation Services for CFA Archaeology Ltd, based just outside Edinburgh. Having returned to East Anglia recently, she currently works part-time as Suffolk County Council’s Archaeological Collections Officer, managing the excavation and project archives and artefact collections held by the Archaeological Conservation Team. She also has her own company, Spoilheap Archaeology, offering post-excavation and finds analysis services to archaeological organisations throughout the UK.

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