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High Resolution Pollen Analysis and the End of Roman Wales

WELSH REGIONAL GROUP LECTURE  High Resolution Pollen Analysis and the End of Roman Wales: Preliminary Results of the Manifestations of Empire Project by Dr Andrew Seaman FSA & Dr Tudur Davies In this lecture we will present the preliminary results of the AHRC-funded Manifestations of Empire project. The extent of social and political change occurring […]

Chariots in the landscape of East Yorkshire

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Chariots in the landscape of East Yorkshire – recent discoveries at Pocklington and region by Dr Peter Halkon FSA & Paula Ware Since 2014, excavations at Pocklington in East Yorkshire, not previously known for its archaeology, have produced spectacular discoveries, the most significant being two chariot burials. The Burnby Lane […]

The Chelsea Out-pensioners in the Early Eighteenth Century

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE A Well-recorded people - The Chelsea Out-pensioners in the Early Eighteenth Century by Andrew Cormack FSA The lecture will be based on the research for my recent doctorate and the title, intriguingly, I hope, contrasts my research with that undertaken by many Fellows of the Society based upon archaeological discoveries […]

The Early Medieval Eye and Insular Art.

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Early Medieval Eye and Insular Art. The Codex Amiatinus, the Book of Kells, and the scholarship of Jennifer O’Reilly Lecture by Dr Carol Farr FSA Recent archaeological discoveries have contributed much to our understanding of the visual art created in Britain and Ireland during the seventh to ninth centuries […]

The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project and the Durrington Walls Pits Circle

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project and the Durrington Walls Pits Circle by Professor Vincent Gaffney FSA At a time when the landscape of Stonehenge is a matter of significant public debate, it is important that research continues beyond the bounds of the A303 upgrade.  The Stonehenge Landscape Project, an international […]

Penywyrlod and Gwernvale in their early Neolithic context 

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE OUT OF LONDON IN CARDIFF* The first stones: Penywyrlod and Gwernvale in their early Neolithic context  by William Britnell FSA and Professor Alasdair Whittle FSA Penywyrlod and Gwernvale are two early Neolithic long cairns in inland south-east Wales, part of a distinctive distribution around the fringes of the hills of […]

Anglo-Saxon hydraulic engineering in the Fens

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Anglo-Saxon hydraulic engineering in the Fens by Prof. Michael Chisholm FSA For the Fens south of the Wash, it has long been held that only the Romans or the Normans were capable of major hydraulic engineering.  Much has been done in recent decades challenging this view but the full significance […]

Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales by Paul Belford FSA In the last few years the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) has undertaken a number of excavations on hillforts and linear earthworks in Wales. This work has been accompanied by a systematic programme of palaeoenvironmental analysis and scientific […]

Early Medieval Glassmaking at Glastonbury and Barking Abbeys

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE OUT OF LONDON IN EXETER* Early Medieval Glassmaking at Glastonbury and Barking Abbeys; craft working and the early church in the 7th to 8th centuries AD Lecture by Dr Hugh Willmott FSA Between 1955-7 excavations by Raleigh Radford at Glastonbury Abbey revealed the first extensive evidence for pre-Conquest glassmaking in […]

The Viking Phenomenon: Paradigms, Parameters, and Progress

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Viking Phenomenon: Paradigms, Parameters, and Progress Lecture by Professor Neil Price FSA In December 2015, the Swedish Research Council made an unprecedented investment in archaeology, in the form of a £5 million grant for ten years of pure research into the origins of what we call the Viking Age. […]