Prehistory of the Weald: Sussex Archaeological Society study course – Saturday 8 & 15 March 10:30am – 4:30pm


Tutor: Dr Richard Carter

This two day school will explore the un­tapped archaeological potential of the Sussex Weald through a class-based day followed by a field trip to archaeological sites. The prehistoric occupation of the Sussex Weald is poorly understood due to limited research and lack of evidence. Recent technological advances and new agendas are beginning to realise the archaeological potential.

The first day school is classroom based in Lewes and will introduce the archaeological evidence for early occupation of the Sussex Weald; the second will be visiting private sites and monu­ments on the High Weald where excavations have taken place.

The content will include: the palaeoenviron­ment of the Sussex and Kent Weald; hunt­er-gatherers of the Weald; exploitation of resources; the results of recent excavations on the High Weald; continuity and change; monuments of the Sussex and Kent Weald and new technologies investigating the ar­chaeology of the Weald.

The field trip will visit the putative Mesolithic rock shelters at Chiddinglye Woods Rocks, the Iron Age camps at Philpots and Garden Hill on the Sussex High Weald. You will need to provide your own transport and lunch on both days.


Cost: £60 (students £50) to cover both days – we cannot accept bookings for only one element of this course.

Venue: 8 March 2014: Barbican House, Lewes; 15 March 2014: Meeting place TBA

Further details and booking:  Sussex Archaeological Society

Non-members are welcome




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