The annual Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology ‘Archaeology Day’ is almost upon us, and the theme this year is ‘Rural Settlement in Lincolnshire and Beyond’. The multi-period programme looks excellent, and there are a couple of talks of particular interest to Romanists.

The first is Dr Peter Halkon, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Hull, who will be speaking on ‘T’other side of the river- Britons and Romans in the Territory of the Parisi’. He will be looking at the Parisi tribe, neighbours of the Corieltavi across the River Humber, and their distinct culture in the Iron Age and Roman periods. He will investigate relationships and trade across the Humber and the connections between the two tribes.

The second is Dr Steve Willis of the University of Kent, who will be speaking about his ongoing research project on the Lincolnshire Wolds. Steve published an excellent monograph on his excavations at the site of an important Iron Age to Early Medieval settlement and shrine complex at Nettleton in 2013 (full details on my links page here). This talk will focus on his work at the late Roman site of Hatcliffe, and a high status site near Binbrook which has produced evidence of classical architecture, religious curse tablets and imported coal among the finds assemblage.

Both talks promise to be interesting elements to an already fascinating multi-period programme. The Archaeology Day is on the 17th September 2016 at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. It will run from 9.30 until 4.30, and costs £32.50 / £37.50 for members / non-members, including lunch. For more information and to book tickets, visit the Society’s website.

UPDATE 18/09/2016

You can read my blog post on these talks here.