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The Arbeia Society Conference 2014

Come and hear the results of community archaeology
on Hadrian's Wall.
WallQuest and the Arbeia Society present
a day conference:

Beyond the walls:
The baths, temples, villages and fields
outside the forts on Hadrian's Wall:
recent discoveries

On Saturday 15th November 2014
Venue: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields
.

vicus cartoon

 

Programmme:  
   
10.00-10.20 Coffee
   
10.20-10.30 Introduction
   
10.30-11.30 Nick Hodgson (Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums). Background to what vici are and community archaeology discoveries about the settlements outside the Wall forts onTyneside.
   
11.30-12.15 Sue Stallibrass (English Heritage Science Adviser for NW England). Fields, farming and supply mechanisms outside Roman forts.
   
12.15-12.45 Andrew Birley (Vindolanda Trust). The vicus at Vindolanda forty years on.
   
12.45-2.00 Lunch
   
2.00-2.30 Paul Bidwell (Head of Archaeology, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums 1983-2013). The Branch Wall and the Hadrianic monument at Wallsend.
   
2.30-3.15 David Mason (Durham County Council) Binchester fort, baths and vicus, excavations 2009-14.
   
3.15-3.40 Tea
   
3.40-4.10 Proffessor David Breeze (Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Historic Scotland 1989-2005; author of Hadrian's Wall). The abandonment of extramural settlements and the establishment of markets in forts: coincidence or connection?
   
4.10-4.40 Lindsay Allason-Jones (Visiting Lecturer, Newcastle University). Finds from a typical vicus: Housesteads versus the rest of the world.
   
4.40-5.00 Discussion and Close.

Admission:

Society members/concessions: £15

Non-members: £20

WallQest participants: £5

(includes morning and afternoon tea/coffee but not lunch which can be found at nearby pubs and cafes)

 

application form 

I/We would like to reserve…….. place(s) on the Arbeia Conference 2013.

Name(s):……………………………………………………………………………….

Address:………………………………………………………………………………..

Email address:…………………………………………………………………………

I/We enclose a cheque for £…….. made payable to the ‘Arbeia Society’ to the address below.
Please note:there will be no acknowledgement of payment unless required; if so, please enclose
an s.a.e.

For further information or bookings please contact:
The Secretary, Arbeia Society, Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields, NE33 2BB.
Telephone: (0191) 4544093.

email:alex.croom@twmuseums.org.uk

 

Getting there

Air - South Shields is 15 miles away from Newcastle Airport. From there the Metro service runs into the very centre of South Shields.

Train - Newcastle Central Station runs regular services to London, Edinburgh, the Midlands and the West. The Metro service also runs from the station to central South Shields.

Road - The A1 (M) leads almost all the way to South Shields before linking with the A194 which completes the journey.

 


 

 

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