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Between 1894 - 1897 approx. a dozen ancient graves were dug up on the outskirts of the village. These date from the late 6th. / early 7th. century (Saxon period) and artefacts from them along with many other local finds are now in the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

There have been many Roman finds throughout the whole village but nothing to suggest a settlement.

Plieosaur vertebra (swimming dinosaur) 160,000,000bc Mesozoic Era and Ovate hand axe Lower Palaeolithic 400,000-60,000bcThe earliest sign of man in Tuddenham St. Mary was the recent discovery of a flint ovate hand axe dating from 40,000 BC This was found by a local landowner along with a dinosaur bone, a vertebrae from a Plieosaur, (the swimming dinosaur), dating from 120,000 BC.

Tuddenham is as old as the hills but slow to reveal it's secrets

2000 Trevor Preston

A Forest Heath District Council (Suffolk) Project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Millennium Festival 2000 Designed by ArtAtac