Deep History Detectives: Tracking artefacts on the North Norfolk Coast

North Norfolk is well known for the spectacular discoveries made on the Deep History Coast – the evocative Happisburgh footprints, the awe-inspiring West Runton Mammoth, and countless stone tools.

Local collectors have recovered many thousands of artefacts and fossils along the coast. Working with some of these collectors means that researchers have a good understanding of the types of artefacts being recovered. Now we’d like to understand more about how the artefacts move along the coastline – how far do they move and over what timeframe?

In collaboration with the University of Southampton, the TDP is creating a new community project to help investigate these questions.

Get involved

Join us at the Wenn Evans Centre, Happisburgh NR12 0QY

Saturday 24 February – Collector consultation and planning day with CITiZAN app training (morning and afternoon sessions, booking required)

Sunday 25 February – Family Day with artefact painting and activities (drop-in)

Refreshments will be provided on both days.


About the project

Project leads: Dr Claire Harris, TDP/MOLA and Dr Rachel Bynoe, University of Southampton.

The current project builds on earlier work undertaken by Claire and Rachel and colleagues from the Pathways to Ancient Britain project. The project is supported by Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities HEIF Research Innovation Fund 2023/24.