Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 7pm

Speaker: Dr Roger White, CAHA University of Birmingham

Most people familiar with the work of the person delivering this lecture will associate him with the late (and arguably post-Roman) site at Wroxeter. However, his PhD was in Anglo-Saxon archaeology and, with a foot in both Roman and Anglo-Saxon camps, this lecture explores the potentially complex relationship between the site at Wroxeter and the cropmark site of presumed Anglo-Saxon date at Froghall, Atcham. First seen, and scheduled, in 1975 the site had not been investigated before 2017 when a small-scale excavation was carried out under the aegis of the University of Birmingham and the National Trust, owners of the site. The results will be presented here, hopefully in full knowledge of the AMS Radiocarbon dates that are expected to arrive in March 2019.

The lecturer has worked at the University of Birmingham for 25 years, first with Birmingham Archaeology on the Wroxeter Hinterland Project, and then within the Ironbridge Institute before moving back to the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology. He recently contributed to and co-edited the Roman Research Frameworks for the West Midlands, Clash of Cultures. 

This Lecture will take place at the BMI

Investigating the Anglo-Saxon Halls at Atcham, Shropshire