Our lecture series takes place from October to April and showcases research and projects which investigate the archaeology of Birmingham and Warwickshire – with some notable exceptions! Lectures normally take place on the first Tuesday of the month* at the Birmingham
Tuesday 10 January 2017, 1pm-2pm “I have come after them and made repair”: Understanding Stonehenge through petrology. Images show samples and a thin section through X-polar light The precise number, identity, geological provenance and prehistorical significance of
Tuesday 4 October 2016, 7pm Mansio, Medieval Pottery, M6 Toll and Museum: a personal perspective on Wall Roman site (Letocetum), Staffordshire With Dr. Mike Hodder Wall originated as a series of 1st-century Roman forts on a hilltop overlooking Watling Street.
A paper by Francis B. Andrews, a former President of the Society, for BWAS in 1900 described a number of major barns which had been lost and some which were still in existence. He talked about their importance and the
With Prof. Chris Dyer Bretford is a small hamlet in Warwickshire, lying roughly equidistant between Coventry and Rugby. A little to the south, the Fosse Way is carried over the Avon on a medieval five-arch stone bridge. Although now a very
With Paul Booth Aberrant burial with skull by knees and pot replacing head! Work in the Upper Thames Valley in the last twenty years has added considerably to our knowledge of Roman burial practice in the region, with discoveries ranging
With Nicholas Palmer A nunnery was first founded on the site in the 9th or 10th century. The abbey continued as a Benedictine nunnery until the Dissolution. Today, the ruins of the Cloister and the two storey medieval gateway are
With Dr. Richard Thomas Bradgate Park is located 10km north-west of Leicester and covers an 830-acre recreational park which attracts c. 400,000 visitors each year. The landscape is designated as a SSSI and is described by Natural England as “one