Roman farmstead excavated at Brookenby

An update on the Brookenby Village Facebook page by Heidi Sherer (who has kindly given permission for her images to be used here) reveals the progress of recent excavations at Brookenby on the Lincolnshire Wolds. Dr Steven Willis of the University of Kent, who is leading on the wider project to investigate Roman activity on the Wolds, mentioned the site in his talk at the Lincolnshire Archaeology day last year and the new images show that the excavations have produced positive results. Continue reading

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New funding for late Roman pottery studies in Northeast Lincolnshire

The Roman Research Trust has announced that it has awarded a grant to Dr Steven Willis of the University of Kent to support research into late Roman pottery excavated in Northeast Lincolnshire. You can read a press release on it here, where Dr Willis explains the significance of the pottery for understanding the late Roman economy in the area, traditionally thought to have been greatly affected by seaborne raiding. He believes that the ceramic evidence will demonstrate that, on the contrary, something of an economic boom can be demonstrated. The results of the work will be extremely interesting for our wider understanding of the processes affecting daily life at the end of the Roman period. Continue reading

Roman rural settlement research at the Lincolnshire Archaeology Day

I wrote a short while ago (here, in fact) about the annual Lincolnshire Archaeology Day hosted by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, and that two talks in particular were of interest to Romanists.  Well, the day has now been and gone, and was very successful indeed in terms of both the numbers in attendance and the talks delivered. Continue reading

‘Rural Settlement in Lincolnshire and Beyond’ conference

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.

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