Talk

Short talks given to Society groups (more user friendly than the term 'Lecture')

Zoom talk on 2022 excavations at Cocks Farm Abinger by Emma Corke

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Emma Corke, director of excavations at Cocks Farm Abinger, will update us on progress made during the 2022 summer excavation in the field adjacent to the villa. Whilst the villa was first identified in 1877 and further excavations by SyAS took place 1995-7 the most recent series of excavation commenced in 2009. Use of magnetometry has enabled the targeting of features which reflect the agricultural land usage relating to both the villa and earlier settlement.

Zoom talk on Roman coins used in Britain by Dr. David Rudling

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Our final speaker for the 2022-23 winter series is David Rudling who will be talking about Roman coins and their use in Britain. David is Academic Director of the Sussex School of Archaeology and former Director of the University College London Field Unit. He specialises in Roman archaeology and is particularly known for his excavations of several major Roman villa sites in the South-East of England.

Zoom talk by Clare Randall, Cotswold Archaeology, on a multi-period site at Tongham, Surrey

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Cotswold Archaeology carried out excavations on the north side of Grange Road, Tongham between September and November 2020. This revealed a settlement enclosure and possible buildings dating to the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age transition, associated with an extensive series of rectilinear field boundaries.

Roman Studies Group Zoom talk - Dr Anne Sassin on excavations at Old Park, Farnham

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Anne Sassin will be talking to us about a series of excavations at Old Park, Farnham. The site was first idetified by John Hampton in 1969 on aerial photography and geophysics revealed a number of likely Late Iron Age/Roman enclosure ditches. Anne wil enlighten us to what has been found during excavation of this rural site. Interim reports can be found at:

 https://www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk/sites/default/files/SAS%20Bulletin%20482.pdf

Roman Studies Group Zoom talk - Emma Corke on 2021 excavations at Cocks Farm Abinger

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Emma Corke, director of the Cocks Farm Abinger project will update us on the excavations that took place in 2021 in an area of Roman agricultural activity. You will find past interim reports from the site at https://www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk/content/excavations-at-cocks-farm-roman-villa-abinger-2009-present-interim-reports

RSG social Zoom - discussion on slavery in Roman Britain

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A presentation by Lyn Spencer will provide a focus for a discussion on slavery in Roman Britain. Some of the questions that may arise include: evidence for slavery , how people became slaves and how they escaped slavery, differences in Iron Age and Roman slavery, roles allocated to slaves and how slavery was viewed in Roman society. Do come along with something to contribute to the discussion.

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