Dr. Sara Machin is the ceramic building material (CBM) specialist for the Silchester Project. Her PhD study comprised a detailed analysis of the fabric and forms of all the CBM retained from excavations at the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, Silchester. Detailed recording and multidisciplinary scientific analysis, portable X-ray fluorescence and thin section petrography were used to investigat this large urban ceramic building material assemblage. 'This project demonstrated the potential of existing CBM archives to add to site narratives by illustrating the variability within areas of the Roman town, between public and private building projects and throughout its Roman history. The results have shown that the ubiquitous brick and tile, too long neglected, can provide a wealth of interesting data': https://research.reading.ac.uk/silchester/blog-posts/.
Talk by Dr. Sara Machin - The Little London tilery at Silchester - TBC
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 19:30
The Leatherhead Institute
67 High Street