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Team of archaeologists reveals secrets of a Suffolk seaside village.

A team of archaeologists and volunteers have been digging through the dirt at Dunwich in Suffolk looking for clues about the village's history.

Among the items they've already found pieces of ancient pottery and a flint thought to be at least 100,000 years old.

Flint found at Dunwich dig. Credit: ITV Anglia

Dunwich was once a major port and religious centre but is now a tiny village with just 100 residents after centuries of coastal erosion removed vast amounts of land. The dig is happening now while there is still some of the village remaining.

"It's like putting the pieces of a jigsaw together. It's a drama, a soap opera and the items we find can help us put together a story of those who lived here before"

– Carenza Lewis, Archaeologist

The nine day dig in four locations in Dunwich has been organised by the 'Touching the Tide' project and paid for by a heritage lottery grant.