Dead bodies and carvings of willies: two forthcoming lectures on Roman Lincolnshire

Some dates for your diary Roman Lincolnshire fans. Two lectures on quite different aspects of Roman Lincolnshire are being held at The Collection in Lincoln in late 2017 and early 2018. Continue reading


Outsiders and executions? An important new Roman cemetery near Sleaford

Roman burials in Lincolnshire have been a source of immense interest in recent years (see my post on some previous discoveries here) and the trend looks to continue with news of a fascinating burial group excavated by local archaeologists Allen Archaeology in 2012, the report of which I have just seen. Continue reading

Vanity or Ritual? A Roman handheld mirror from Linwood

One of the most interesting Roman finds from Lincolnshire in recent years is a copper-alloy hand mirror, found at Linwood near Market Rasen in 2015. It was reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (LIN-0B4401) and subsequently acquired by The Collection museum (LCNCC : 2016.29). Continue reading