Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 - 19:30 to 21:00
Professor John Hines should be well known to Surrey archaeologists for his paper ‘SūÞre-gē – the foundations of Surrey’ in Aspects of archaeology and history in Surrey: towards a research framework for the county (2004), and for publication of the Tadworth cemetery. He is based at the University of Cardiff and specialises in the archaeology, literature and languages of medieval northern Europe.
He will be talking about the early Saxon period in Surrey generally, matters of the Roman-Saxon transition in a wider south-eastern context, and the practicalities of identifying and dating contact and overlap in the archaeological record. Surrey is well placed to contribute to study of this fascinating but still poorly understood period. We need to consider ways in which the Society can foster a greater understanding of the ways in which Roman Britain became Saxon England in our future research and this talk will be a great spur to that process.
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