About archaeology

Archaeology is the way we understand people’s activity in the past and how it has shaped the environment around us today.

East Sussex is rich in archaeological remains – ranging from flint tools more than half a million years old to Second World War coastal defences – which form a unique and fragile record of the past, easily damaged and lost through modern activity such as building and ploughing.

Our Archaeology team works to protect, record and present the local archaeological heritage of East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. We give advice on the management, preservation and understanding of archaeological remains.

For more information, contact the Archaeology team.

About archaeology