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Sutton Hoo: the Other Barrows and Burials

Sutton Hoo

with Dr Sam Newton

in The Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
on Saturday, 22nd September, 2012

A look at the other barrows and burials at Sutton Hoo, which form the most immediate context for our understanding of the great ship-burial.

Provisional Programme
(There may be variations to the programme on the day – all these subjects will be covered, but not necessarily in the advertised order.)
  10.00 Coffee on arrival  
  10.15 Sutton Hoo 1938 – the famous Basil Brown’s excavations and the finds from Mounds 3, 4, & 2.  
  11.15 Coffee  
  11.45 Sutton Hoo 1986-1991 – Mound 2 revisited; the Mound 5 controversy and the possible execution burials; Mounds 6 & 7.  
  12.45 Lunch break (bring picnic or eat in NT restaurant)  
  14:00  Sutton Hoo 1986-1991 –Mounds 14, 17 (the well-preserved horse and rider), & 18.  
  15:00 Tea break  
  15:15 Future Excavations at Sutton Hoo? – the ‘unexcavated’ Mounds 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, & 15; the burials under the National Trust Visitors’ Centre.  
  c.16:20 Close  

About Dr Sam Newton

Sam Newton was awarded his Ph.D at UEA in 1991 and is the author of The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia (1993) and The Reckoning of King Rædwald: The Story of the King linked to the Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial , (2003). He has lectured widely around the country as an independent scholar and has contributed to many radio and television programmes. He is also a Director of Wuffing Education, NADFAS lecturer, and Time Team historian.

Some suggestions for further reading
(useful but not essential)

Bruce-Mitford, R., Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (Gollancz 1974).
Bruce-Mitford, R., The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial, 3 vols (London 1975, 1978, & 1982).
Carver, M.O.H. (ed.), The Age of Sutton Hoo: The Seventh Century in North-Western Europe (Woodbridge 1992).
Carver, M.O.H., Sutton Hoo, Burial Ground of Kings? (London 1998) for my review of this book, visit www.wuffings.co.uk/MySHPages/MOHCReview.htm
Carver, M.O.H. et al., Sutton Hoo - A Seventh-Century Princely Burial Ground and Its Context, Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London No.69 (British Museum 2005).
Evans, A.C., The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial (British Museum 1986).
Grainger, G. & M.Henig, “A Bone Casket and Relief Plaque from Mound 3 at Sutton Hoo”, Medieval Archaeology 27 (1983), pp.136-141.
Green, C., Sutton Hoo: The Excavation of a Royal Ship-Burial (Merlin 1963, 1968, 1988).
Hoggett, R., The Archaeology of the East Anglian Conversion. (Woodbridge 2010).
Plunkett, S.J., Sutton Hoo (National Trust 2002).
Pollington, S., The Mead-Hall. The feasting tradition in Anglo-Saxon England (Anglo-Saxon Books 2003).
Pollington, S., Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (Anglo-Saxon Books 2008).
Speake, G., Anglo-Saxon Animal Art (Oxford 1980).
Webster, L. & J.Backhouse (eds.), The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900 (London 1991).

Bookings

Please phone or email to check the availability of places. Study Days are 38 per person, which includes a full day of lectures, access to the NT site, parking, coffee and tea throughout the day, and access to the NT exhibition. Once you have reserved your place please send a cheque to confirm the booking. For your first booking please complete the application form to ensure that we have recorded your contact details correctly.

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