Following the great success of the 2018 conference on the transition from Roman to Saxon in the South-East, the Roman Studies Group is arranging another such event, this time focusing on the end of the Iron Age and the start of Roman Britain in our area.
In recent years the Group has carried out or assisted on fieldwork at sites such as Abinger, Ashtead, Chiddingfold, Ewell and Flexford, all of which have added important information to our understanding of the period in the years before and after the time when our part of England became formally a part of the Roman Empire. We aim to set these discoveries in their wider setting in the South-East.
It promises to be as enjoyable and stimulating a meeting as the one in 2018 and we look forward to attracting a similarly enthusiastic audience.
Shining a light on the transition from Late Iron Age
to Early Roman SE England
Saturday 9th May 2020
Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2BE
10.00 Chair, Paul Booth, University of Oxford Welcome and introductory remarks
10.10 Thomas Matthews Boehmer, Doctoral Student, University of Cambridge
Tracking Identity change and societal shift
10.45 Discussion and Refreshments (10.50)
11.15 Tom Brindle, Cotswold Archaeology Coins and material culture
11.50 Louise Rayner (with input from Anna Doherty) Archaeology South-East, UCL
Location, location, location: exploring variability in LIA-Roman pottery assemblages through case studies from SE England
12.25 Discussion and Lunch (12.30)
13.30 Tony King, Professor of Archaeology, University of Winchester
The archaeology of religious sites in SE Britain, 1st century BC to 2nd century AD
14.05 Martyn Allen, Oxford Archaeology The countryside in the South-East
14.40 Discussion and Refreshments (14.45)
15.10 David Rudling, Honorary Fellow, University of Roehampton
‘Becoming Roman? ‘: The Late Iron Age to Early Roman transition in Sussex
15.55 Mike Fulford, Professor of Archaeology, University of Reading
Silchester: from Iron Age oppidum to Roman city
16.30 Chair Discussion and closing comments
Tickets £15 Book online at www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk
Morning and afternoon refreshments included. Long stay carpark and lunch opportunities
adjacent to venue. Ashtead station within easy distance walking.