Our November speaker is Professor Tony King who will give a talk on ‘Meonstoke – temple or villa?’ Evidence for a Roman building on the edge of Meonstoke, in the Meon Valley near Winchester, has been known since the 1930s. Excavations since the 1980s have uncovered an aisled building with a collapsed facade and more recently an unusual hexagonal building. Research continues into its function.
Tony King is Professor Emeritus of Roman Archaeology at the University of Winchester, UK. with research interests in RomanoBritish religion, villa economies, Italy in the 1st millennium BC to the 1st millennium AD, and vertebrate zooarchaeology. Tony was Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 2001-02, and is currently President of the Association for Roman Archaeology. Recent publications include: Coins and Samian Ware (Archaeopress, Oxford, 2013), A Sacred Island; Iron Age, Roman and Saxon Temples and Ritual on Hayling Island (with G. Soffe, Hayling Island Excavation Project Publication, Winchester, 2013), Celtic Religions in the Roman Period. Personal, local, and global (ed. with R. Haeussler, Celtic Studies Publications, Aberystwyth, 2017), Villas, Sanctuaries and Settlement in the Romano-British Countryside (ed. with M. Henig et al., Archaeopress, Oxford, 2022), Religious Individualisation. Archaeological, iconographic and epigraphic case studies from the Roman world (ed. with R. Haeussler, Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2023).
Whilst attendance is restricted to RSG members, if you are already a SyAS member you are welcome to join the group at a cost of £5 (see RSG page).