Meeting – Monday 9 September 2013, 7:00 for 7:30pm

David Millum: Unearthing Roman History – New Discoveries by the Culver Archaeological Project in the Ringmer Area

At the end of the first season for the Culver Archaeological Project, David Millum takes the Lewes History Group back to the Ouse of the Romano-British era, when Britain’s rivers played the transport role taken today by our motorways.

King Alfred’s burgh of Lewes was still many centuries in the future. However, there were still plenty of people about, as evidenced by the Romano-British field system still visible on Malling Down, the villas scattered about the countryside, the new, straight, Roman roads and metal working sites in the Wealden forest. David will be talking to the LHG about the Culver Archaeological Project’s contribution to understanding the local landscape at this time. Discoveries include the Roman villa near Barcombe church, a vast bathhouse nearby (far bigger than the village alone), new elements of the local road system and, first excavated this summer, a mysterious new settlement in Ringmer, near Barcombe Mills.

Culver Project map showing Roman settlement at Bridge Farm, Ringmer

Map showing the villa, bathhouse, and the settlement at Bridge Farm, in Ringmer, near Barcombe Mills

All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. There will be a display of the Culver Project’s materials before the talk. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.

There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £2 for members, and £3 for non-members.

Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)

See the Meetings page for a list of  forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.

 

 

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