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“The entire Broads National Park landscape is an archaeological site.” Prof. Tom Williamson

And recently, along with the Chet Boatfish traps, brickmaking sites and salt workings have all been uncovered. These finds help tell the story of  how our ancestors lived and worked.

But in the Broads the low-lying landscape and the wetland, as well as the continuing threat of a sea breach, mean that our archaeology may be lost before it is ever discovered.

Water, Mills and Marshes will offer training in different archaeological techniques so people can help uncover their Broads’ history. Get out and about and walk a field marked in grids looking for physical clues that tell us what it was used for in the past or use your computer to look at aerial photos and unlock the clues of underground features or even get digging!

Our more recent history is buried too. Measures put in place against possible invasion have the potential to connect us with the children and grandchildren of those involved. Volunteers can learn new surveying skills and this will lead to the creation of a World War II self-guided trail with the added bonus of geocaching.

Water, Mills and Marshes will also help develop guidelines so that any treasures are properly recorded and can be looked after into the future.There is still so much to uncover!