25
October
17.00
Cost: Free

Ivory: The real thing? The Ivories of Roman Britain

Ordinary Meeting of Fellows (Fellows and Guests Only)

Ivory: The real thing?  The Ivories of Roman Britain

Lecture by Dr Stephen Greep FSA and Dr Sonia O'Connor FSA

Ivory has been regarded as a rare and exotic material thoughout history. Its explotation is the current subject of much debate. This lecture will firstly examine how to correctly identify ivory (approximatly 50% of of  archaeologically recovered objects identified as ivory are not), then moving on to look at the true ivories of Roman Britain set within an imperial context.