Careful project design in close collaboration with all stakeholders ensured that top-quality, CIfA-standard archaeological results were delivered alongside outcomes for the heritage, people and communities.
Through a programme of education and outreach, participants were trained in how to make, use and interpret primary archaeological data, effectively co-creating the Leiston archive. To increase accessibility and build profile, we launched the world’s first open and instantly-accessible digital archaeological recording system (Digital Dig Team), and created a ‘CyberDig’ simulated excavation and educational web app based on a child’s version of the digital recording system, for use in local primary schools and site-based family events.
Four seasons of excavation and survey, including a 3D photogrammetric (SfM) model of the upstanding building remains in both locations, have resulted in a comprehensive archaeological archive, enabling the site custodians to develop a long-term conservation and heritage asset management plan. Any effects of the planned construction works, or environmental change, can be monitored against this baseline data.